Looking For Respite Care?

Afford Respite, Your home away from home.

We understand that the need for short term care can arise suddenly and for a range of reasons.

Respite services can strengthen a family’s ability to care for a family member with a disability and stay together, as a family. That’s why we offer a respite program that provides short term accommodation in a comfortable and relaxed environment where your loved one will be well looked after. Our welcoming respite short stay accommodation centres are comfortable stays for people with a disability for a weekend or a few weeks.

While your loved one is looked after, as a carer, you can:
  • a night’s uninterrupted sleep
  • a weekend break at planned intervals during the year
  • a couple of hours during the day to ‘do your own thing

What’s Included?

Afford Respite is a fun and inclusive environment, where you can try new activities, make friends all in a safe and supported environment.

  • 24/7 hours staffed, fully furnished, self-contained, accessible house
  • All meals provided throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner morning and afternoon tea
  • Fun activities including lunches; concerts; football; fetes
  • Amazing meals with the ‘Cooking up a storm program’
  • Personal care and support throughout the day and night
  • A secure and vibrant community where all of our residents needs are met each and every day

Is Respite covered under the NDIS?

Respite is an area we’ve found has been confusing for many people transitioning to the NDIS.

The NDIA now recognises the importance of carers and families maintaining their health, wellbeing and resilience in order to meet the needs of people with a disability.

  • There are three levels of respite-like supports available for funding as part of plans:
  • Level 1: 7 to 14 days per year to allow the carer to attend key activities
  • Level 2: 14 to 28 days per year and includes a strategy to build capabilities for future independence.
  • Level 3: Equivalent of 28 days per year, when the carer provides support most days and informal support is at risk of not continuing due to the intensity of the support required or severe behavioural issues.

What Do I Do Next?

If you are eligible for respite funding, it will include funding for accommodation in a group residence for a short period of time – typically up to 14 days at a time. It will also include support for self-care, food, and activities.

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