Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), what was known as respite is now called short-term accommodation.

Respite offers short-term breaks for families or carers of children and adults with a disability to help support and maintain their care giving relationships.

It provides a positive experience including the opportunity to mix with other people giving the regular carer a break.

Families have the constant responsibility of providing care to their family member with a disability. Parents and carers often have little time for themselves to maintain their own interests, health and relationships. Planned respite gives families that all-important break.

Respite is available to anyone with an intellectual disability with the minimum age of eight years.

These services are funded under the following NDIS categories:

Respite (Short term accommodation) supports are delivered by: