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Frequently Asked Questions

Short Term Accommodation, also known as respite is supports and accommodation for NDIS participants for a short time away from home. It can include a short stay with other people – for example a family member or carers, or it could be by yourself. STA can be used for somewhere to stay when your usual carers/supports are unavailable, in a time of emergency or when you would like to try new experiences and learn new things.

NDIS STA can be used for up to 14 days at a time and for a maximum of 28 days per year. Our most popular Inspired Getaways are between 5 and 10 days, however you may prefer less or more time away, the choice is yours.

We understand everyone’s NDIS plans are unique so it’s a good idea to speak with your support coordinator and or plan manager to confirm your eligibility for STA funding and the number of days you can access.

Our Inspired Getaways (STA) service is fully funded by your NDIS plan, making the STA a ‘no out-of-pocket expense’ STA (other than any discretionary spending).

This means you receive the following,

  • Tailored supports from a qualified and experienced professional or as we like to call them ‘Getaway Guides’
  • Transport for all outings (wheelchair accessible transport available)
  • All meals included
  • Agreed activities, outings and skill building exercises included

Simply call, email or complete the enquiry form on our contact page and one of our friendly team will be in touch with you.

You may also like to speak with your Support Coordinator or Plan Manager to confirm your eligibility for STA and they can speak with us direct to ensure our Inspired Getaways are the right fit for you.

Our most popular destinations are Noosa, Mooloolaba and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

We aren’t limited to these locations so contact us to find out more.

Getaway Guide is the term we use for our support workers. Yes our team hold the experience and qualifications to provide tailored supports to our clients, but that’s not all…. In addition to this they hold local area knowledge to make every outing a winner! Not to mention the companionship that’s enjoyed throughout.

Yes you can bring your own support worker. Our team of Getaway Guides have exceptional local knowledge and individual supports expertise however, we understand some of our clients are more comfortable with a familiar support person or carer.

Yes, subject to approval we have pet friendly accommodation options speak to us to find out more.

Yes we can, we have shower chairs, wheelie walkers and access to a large range of quality hire equipment such as, electric hi-low bed, electric reclining chair, toilet commode, mobility scooter. (Please note the cost of mobility hire equipment is an additional cost to the STA).

Yes our team are experienced and qualified to assist with medication. Prior to the STA we will source in writing your medication schedule and documentation so we can assist and prompt you as requested.

Yes we can, whether it’s building independence away from home, daily household tasks or the fun stuff like cooking, fishing, pottery, gardening or art we can help.

Certainly, we request a list of your specific dietary requirements prior to your stay to ensure your dietary requirements are met throughout.

Yes, all our Getaway Guides hold CPR and First Aid Certificates. Approved NDIS worker certificates and orientation modules. In addition to this all our staff hold a certificate III in individual support or greater with relevant experience to the role.

Inspired Getaways is a small family run business established and run by Lachlan Bycroft a Sunshine Coast local of 20 years. Jennifer Rowan our friendly Getaways Coordinator ensures we provide each of our clients an enjoyable and memorable Getaway. Jennifer organises tailored experiences, activities and skill building exercises whilst ensuring our clients support requirements are met and NDIS goals are strived for. You can call us directly on 0467 269 999 to learn more.

To make a complaint you can contact the General Manager Jeremy Bycroft directly on  0418 829 235 or contact the NDIS Quality and safeguards commission https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/about/making-complaint

Getaways on the Sunshine Coast

Welcome to Inspired Getaways. We are a family owned and operated business on the Sunshine Coast providing a range of Short and Medium Term Accommodation (STA/MTA). Our dedicated team are here to enrich the lives of our clients through best practice in care, support and enjoyment.