What is STA?

Short Term Accommodation (STA)

Short Term Accommodation (STA) which used to be called “respite”, is support for when you need to have a short stay away from your home at another home and this is available for you or your carers.

Short Term Accommodation includes:

Personal Care
Any activities you and the provider agree to

STA can be used for up to a maximum of 28 days per year in your NDIS plan.

How does the NDIS fund STA?

Short Term Accommodation is funded under Core Supports – Assistance with Daily Life in your NDIS plan.

Am I eligible for funding for STA?

Eligibility for funding is assessed by the NDIS on a case-by-case basis and will be included in your plan if it is considered a reasonable and necessary support that meets your needs and will help you achieve your goals and is also dependent on your situation, plan objectives and aspirations.

STA at uCare iCare

There is no place like a uCare iCare home for a short term stay which gives you an opportunity to meet new people, try new things and opportunity to get some rest and relaxation whilst also allowing your carers to have a break from their caring role too.

You can stay for a day, overnight or for a weekend or longer, it’s up to you.

We have a number of activities that may interest you like going to a movie, going out for dinner, going to the beach or playing your favourite sport. We can let you know about local activities in your area as well that you may like to participate in.


Explore all of our home & living supports as well as our vacant homes here, ready for you or your loved ones to move in and receive care from us.

Our renovated 4-bedroom house can accommodate 3 individuals, with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (2 with an ensuite) ready for you or your loved ones in top conditions that exceed expectations.

Respite care is funded for up to 14 days. If you wish to receive care for a longer duration than that, uCare iCare provides a temporary housing solution of longer-term arrangements, you can get support under the Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) or the Supported Independent Living (SIL).