A home away from home – Barkuma’s new short term accommodation and respite

20th May, 2021

Barkuma has a home dedicated to providing a place to stay for a short time, away from your usual home. This is offered when your usual carers aren’t available, or for you to try new things.

Your stay at the home is an opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills and take part in the community. Barkuma knows respite care isn’t just about the accommodation. Their staff will tailor your visit around your support needs, interests and goals, and work with you to try new activities.

Who is short term accommodation for?

  • Paul is wanting to build his independence and eventually move out of his family home. Barkuma’s short term accommodation allows him to build the skills and confidence needed to make the transition to independent living.
  • Jennifer’s parents are her full time carers and have a weekend away booked for their anniversary. Barkuma’s short term accommodation provide a safe and fun place for Jennifer to stay while they enjoy their anniversary weekend.

The NDIS provides funding based on specific support needs and your carer and/or informal support network. Barkuma’s intake team can help you navigate this to find the best options for you and your family. A short stay with Barkuma allows your support network respite while giving you a change of scenery and an exciting getaway. Book your stay now 8414 7100, or barkuma@barkuma.com.au