Respite Care

Short-Term Accommodation & Respite Care

St. Jude’s is one of the leading NDIS short term accommodation providers. We’re proud to offer a range of flexible and immediate short-term accommodation and respite care across. We understand that someone’s need for short-term care can vary from a sudden occurrence to requiring a personal support person. In order to meet the needs of an emergency situation, we provide immediate respite and short-term accommodation options, including individual and group housing choices.

Flexibility in Respite Care

Our services are flexible, as we prioritise meeting both your needs and those of your family or caregivers. So we do not have a minimum duration for our short-term respite care – you can stay for as little as a few hours or for as long as a couple of weeks. We can also provide respite care in the comfort of your own home.

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Whether you opt to stay in your home, in our housing, or in holiday accommodation, you will still have access to our experienced team of support workers. They can provide assistance with your daily needs during this time, including personal care, nursing, meals, transport, therapy, and community participation. Our support can be provided 24 hours a day, or on a drop-in basis – whatever you require.

Here at St Jude’s, we recognise the contribution and needs of the families, friends and carers who regularly support individuals with disabilities. Our short-term offerings are designed to provide primary caregivers with any assistance that they require, to make things easier and more convenient.

When Do You Need Short-Term Accommodation Or Respite Care?

Are you leaving the hospital shortly and need support until you are fully recovered? Or maybe you are unable to find accommodation, and need short-term or medium-term accommodation or respite care? Your primary carer is not available for a short term period or do they need holidays? St Jude’s is here to help. We offer a variety of emergency care arrangements, including both individual and group homes. Our respite care can be for whatever length of time you need, as there is no minimum duration, and we are always flexible and willing to cater to your requirements.

Do you like holidays and being away from home to stay in a beautiful hotel, resort, beach house? St Jude’s NDIS services can help you. Our short term accommodation options extends to interstate holidays or a home away home options in our of our beautiful disability houses. We have quality accommodation including fully accessible and will coordinate the support you need during your stay.

No matter where you decide to stay, you’ll have access to our experienced team of caring support workers who can provide assistance with all your daily needs. Personal care, nursing, meals, transport, and community and social participation are just some of the ways we can support you. Our services can be provided 24/7 or on a drop-in basis, whatever suits your needs.

St Jude’s can also coordinate and offer you other forms of support during your stay. Depending on your level of NDIS funding, your accommodation, meals, transport and entertainment may be covered. Contact us to learn more about what helpful options may be available to you.

Medium-term Accommodation

Here at St Jude’s, our main priority is your safety and comfort during a difficult time in your life. It can be traumatic to experience a sudden injury or incident which means you have to enter short-term accommodation or respite care, so we ensure that you have a variety of support options to choose from. Sometimes you will end up needing to stay in supported accommodation a bit longer than expected, and for this we offer medium-term accommodation. This way, you can stay for as long as you require in our high-quality, comfortable housing, with a support worker on call, ready to help you with anything you need.

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Our Medium Term Accommodation Offers You:

  • 24/7 Support (or as required such as as drop-in staff support service)
  • Individual housing
  • Shared accommodation
  • Support to meet complex needs
  • Transitional housing
  • Single gender
  • Wheelchair and fully accessible
  • Pet friendly
  • Smoke friendly and smoke free households
  • Transitional support and assistance to prepare you for moving into permanent accommodation
  • Access to other services including Community Participation, Therapy and Support Coordination.

If you have specific accommodation needs or requests that are not listed, don’t hesitate to contact our team who can work with you to find an appropriate solution.

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If you have specific accommodation needs or requests that are not listed, don’t hesitate to contact our team who can work with you to find an appropriate solution.

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Why St Jude’s For Respite Care Queensland?

  • Accommodation Options – we provide a large range of options, from individual, group, holiday, transitional and accessible.
  • Flexibility – our accommodation options are available immediately and we do not require a minimum stay time. You can use our service for a few hours or a matter of weeks.
  • We create a home – our accommodation has been carefully designed to feel homely and look aesthetically pleasing, while still offering support for a range of disabilities.
  • Access to Additional Support – St Jude’s diverse disability services means our clients can access additional support, including supported independent living, community participation, travel assistance, therapy and support coordination.
  • Drop In Support – we understand that you may not require 24/7 support, and are proud to offer our drop-in service, providing only the amount of support you require to maximise your independence.
  • St Jude’s are also registered with the Translating and Interpreting (TIS) Service, which means we can work with non-English speaking people.
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Here at St Jude’s, we offer more than 80 high-support accommodation options, which are home to our diverse range of clients. We acquire new homes for our clients each month, as we aim to meet your preferences and give you a variety of choices for your place to live. Some of our current accommodation options and locations can be viewed here. If you don’t find a house in your location, don’t worry, please contact us and we will source a house in your preferred location.

If you’re looking for NDIS short-term accommodation providers in Queensland, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team and we can work with you to find the right solution for your needs.

Funding For Respite Care

As a registered NDIS short-term accommodation provider, our accommodation and respite services are available to participants who have the appropriate NDIS funding. If you do not currently have an NDIS plan and are living with a disability, our dedicated accommodation team can guide you through the application and planning process. Just get in touch with our friendly team, and we can help answer any questions you may have.

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Our Testimonials

“Overall, we’ve been really happy with St Jude’s. They look after our son’s needs and the staff make him laugh.”

Greg, Accommodation Services Client

“My support workers are wonderful. They read me well, understand my needs and are informed and helpful.”

Tanya, Community Services Client

“I was extremely happy with my introduction to St Jude’s professional and experienced service. The service was delivered promptly and support was always at hand to navigate my way through the NDIS.”

Trudy, Support Coordination Services Client

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Contact our friendly team on (08) 9279 4343 or email for any enquiries you may have or to book an appointment today.