This can’t be right?
Is it too good to be true?
Traditionally respite is seen as a group home setting that is owned by one provider locally with one support worker looking after 2, 3 or 4 participants. This can be off putting for participants as they don’t know the other people in this home and don’t know the support worker who is going to be looking after them.
Common complaints for participants was that:
- There wasn’t value for money
- There wasn’t enough availability
- Participants wanted to BYO Support Worker
- Parents of children under 18 were nervous about their child being in a group environment without them knowing the other participants.
- The only ‘holiday options’ available were in groups with set dates and were not flexible if you were unwell or tired. There was also large out of pocket expenses here also.
Breakaway Retreats has changed this model by taking the same funding model and offering value for money. This looks a little like a travel agency where participants are able to go on a trip or a break that might be somewhere they have always wanted to go. This creates more value for money and enables flexibility where the parents can go on the break also, but take that time in and time out with support workers locally or BYO Support Worker.
The key differences with Breakaway Retreats are:
- We operate as the most affordable NDIS STA accommodation provider
- Operating with national availability – you can go where you choose.
- BYO Support Worker or pets available
- Parents are able to attend the break as a family looking to re-connect with a support worker available for breaks
- Each booking is custom and flexible to you.
What funding does this come out of?
Core funding – if you have enough in your core then you can book. If you aren’t sure we can check with your Plan Manager, or if you are Self Managed you can check by logging into the portal.
How long can I go for?
14 Days is the maximum time away from your usual home.
I’m confused, the NDIS says they don’t fund holidays? Will I get into trouble?
Short Term Accommodation, including Respite, is funding for support and accommodation for a short time away from your usual home. It covers the cost of your care in another place. You might have a short stay with other people, or by yourself.
It’s often funded when your usual carers aren’t available, or for you to try new things. It is up to you and the provider where that short break is. It could be on a trip to Sea World or it could be down at the beach a few hours from your home. That is your choice.
Sometimes a short stay away from home:
- gives you the chance to try new things
- can be a place to make new friends or develop new skills
- may help to maintain your current living situation by giving your informal supports a break.
What is out of pocket?
Breakaway Retreats includes everything:
- personal care
- activities you and the provider agree to.
The only out of pocket is spending money for souvenirs or gifts for loved ones. Most of our participants spend $0.
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