Respite and Accommodation

A home away from home

Support in a safe environment

Support and Accommodation Options

When it comes to respite and accommodation options at Focal, the choice is yours. We believe that all people have a right to safe, secure housing that meets their needs.  We can provide support and accommodation for a short time away from your usual home.

In-home Respite

An experienced support worker sent to your doorstep for a couple hours or more support.

Short Breaks

A mini getaway experience where no two stays are the same.

Short Term Accommodation

Emergency or short term accommodation in a resort style setting.

Medium Term Accommodation

A medium term solution whilst you wait for long term accommodation.

A new kind of respite that's shaking things up

Short Breaks

Short breaks bring together the best in support, accommodation, activities and meals, packaged into a one-of-a-kind short stay getaway. With a specialised disability support team along for the ride, you can rest assured knowing you or your loved one has all your support needs covered.

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Short Breaks

Short breaks bring together the best in support, accommodation, activities and meals, packaged into a one-of-a-kind short stay getaway. With a specialised disability support team along for the ride, you can rest assured knowing you or your loved one has all your support needs covered.

Send an enquiry

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about Short Breaks at Focal.

What exactly is a Short Break?

Best described as a getaway experience, the time away is more than just a break from normal routine, it is an adventure! Set in welcoming, resort-style accommodation where no stays are the same. It is an all-inclusive package tailored to the needs and interests of your loved one.

On a short break, your loved one is in safe hands with a specialised disability support team along for the ride. You can rest assured knowing they’ll have all the support they need, wherever the adventure takes them.

What is the experience like?

For your loved one, this is a getaway to remember.  Each stay is designed to feature the best of what South East Queensland has to offer at the time.

Tailored to your loved ones interests, we provide a range of activity options and day trip destinations including:

• River cruises
• Sensory friendly stays
• Whale watching
• Performing arts shows
• Sunshine Coast / Gold Coast adventures

The possibilities are truly endless. Talk to us today about how we can custom design a short break that’s sure to delight your loved one.

What is included in a Short Breaks package?

Your all-inclusive package covers:

  • 2 days in resort-style accommodation
  • All meals including full buffet breakfast daily
  • Transport to all activities
  • Activity and entry fees
  • On-site swimming pool and tennis court
  • Pick up and drop off service (if requested)
  • Around the clock team of support workers

The only out-of-pocket expenses would be souvenirs or additional snacks purchased whilst out at activities.

What ages is a Short Break suitable for?

Our short breaks are best suited for people with disability aged 14 years and up. We host two guests on a short break, so this age range ensures everyone can have an enjoyable stay with someone of a similar age and interests.

Where is the accommodation located?

Home-base for your getaway adventures will be in Mount Ommaney. Located in a delightfully leafy corner of Brisbane’s south-west suburbs, this makes an ideal place to relax and explore Brisbane or farther afield.

Will a Short Break be covered by my NDIS funding?

If you have Short Term Accommodation (STA) funding included in your NDIS plan, you can use this to cover the cost of one or more Short Breaks with Focal.

Short Term Accommodation

We believe that all people have a right to safe, secure housing that meets their needs. We can help provide accessible and supportive accommodation when you need short term, or medium term, transitional accommodation.

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Short Term Accommodation

Through our short term accommodation (STA) we provide a safe space where your loved one can get the support they need while you take some time to rest and recharge from your role as a carer.

STA is all inclusive and each stay includes 24/7 support from our qualified and friendly team, personal care, accommodation, food and activities.

Whether you choose to tap into our STA for a week or use your STA funding on one of our short breaks, you will have all the support you need wherever the adventure takes you.

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Medium Term Accomodation

If you are waiting for long term accessible accommodation, we can provide a medium term solution that meets your support needs for a short defined period. If you are looking for temporary or medium term accessible accommodation after an operation or injury or while looking for something more permanent or long term, talk to the team today about your options.

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Medium Term Accommodation

If you are waiting for long term accessible accommodation, we can provide a medium term solution that meets your support needs for a short defined period. If you are looking for temporary or medium term accessible accommodation after an operation or injury or while looking for something more permanent or long term, talk to the team today about your options.

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In-home Respite

With in-home respite, one of our professional staff will come to your home when needed, so your loved one can remain in familiar surroundings. Or we can take them on a day trip or outing to give you some breathing room.

In-home Respite

With in-home respite, one of our professional staff will come to your home when needed, so your loved one can remain in familiar surroundings. Or we can take them on a day trip or outing to give you some breathing room.

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Our experienced and friendly team can support you with all of your accommodation needs.

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