Frequently Asked Questions
+ Why should I choose you?
Our family includes kids and pets with disabilities and kids without disabilities. I've worked in the disability sector for more than 10 years. My experience with my own family makes me an excellent choice for creating and guiding a child- and disability-friendly space where everyone is welcome and safe. You can learn more about us here.
+ What do you offer?
We offer the unique experience for children and young people with disability to stay overnight with our family, just like home. The quintessential childhood sleepover is now accessible no matter what the ability level. We can tailor support and activities to each child's needs, within the family situation. Read more about our services.
+ Is this covered by the NDIS?
Yes, under core supports - short-term accommodation. (Link to NDIS page).
Read more on our website here.
+ What's included?
- Appropriate support, including support workers as required.
- Accommodation and meals.
- An abundance of fun!
+ What should I pack?
- Personal pillow
- Specific items like modified cutlery
- Comfort item/s (e.g. teddy bear, blanket)
- Toiletries and clothing
- Any medications required.
+ How do I make a booking?
You can start the booking process by getting in touch with me to discuss your needs in detail.
+ Is the space accessible for wheelchairs?
The entire home, yard and all internal rooms are accessible by wheelchair. Moving between levels is by internal elevator. Here's a little more information about our home.
+ What equipment is available?
- We have an accessible vehicle for transport.
- We have an elevator in our home.
- Shower chair
- Mobile hoist
- Tobii Eye-Gaze tracker
- iPad with Proloquo2go software for alternative communication via symbols
If your young person uses specific utensils, specialised cups and other necessary personal items, bring them along for the stay.
+ Will you provide the support workers/mentors?
Yes, all support workers/mentors are WWCC (Working with Children Checked), and have relevant industry qualifications. More importantly, everyone at Just Like Home works diligently to provide a fun and engaging environment where young people can use their imagination to ensure maximum enjoyment during their stay with us.
+ Do you offer nursing support?
If the young person has specific medical support needs, please be in touch with us to talk these through in detail.
+ Are you close to a hosptial?
Yes, Lismore Base Hospital is a five-minute drive from home.
+What age limits are in place?
We can offer support to anyone who has a current NDIS plan. Many of our guests are children or young people but our spaces and services can accommodate any age guest.
+Can I stay more than one night?
Yes! The NDIS allows for up to two consecutive weeks (14 days) of ‘short term accommodation’ at a time. We’d be delighted to have you stay for as long as you like.
+ How many guests stay at a time?
All of our guests are given our full attention, as they are our only focus.
We provide 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, or 1:4 ratios of support. Our rates reflect the support level provided.