Did you know that STA’s (Short Term Accommodation) aren’t limited to spending time in a respite house? STA’s can be a flexible service, and with the right support planning, can be a great opportunity to work towards personal goals, such as developing life skills or living independently.
Late last year, Liam and his Interchange support worker took advantage of this and travelled to Sydney together as a part of an STA. Liam’s goal was to gain confidence navigating Sydney using public transport, and while his support worker Alex was close by if assistance was needed, Liam successfully got from A to B by himself the entire weekend.
Alex wrote, “At breakfast, Liam planned the return trips by looking at the timetables for the light rail as well as the train. After looking at the electronic board, Liam was able to find the correct platforms and got us to the right place!”
But the trip wasn’t all planes, trains and automobiles – they also enjoyed some fun around Sydney visiting the aquarium, Sydney Powerhouse Museum, and a meal at Pancakes at the Rocks! Looks like a great time. If you’re interested in finding out how using an STA can benefit you in reaching your goals, give us a call on 4227 1079 to see what our Support Planning team can do for you.