Short Term Accommodation – Staying With Us

Whether you are looking to have fun with friends, improve your independent living skills or want a break from home, short-term accommodation might be the right option for you. Alkira’s Short Term Accommodation Services provide planned, crisis and emergency accommodation and care for adults with mild – moderate intellectual disabilities.

“We play games, watch movies, read books, prepare lunch and dinner. We hang out with our friends,” said Sarah (Short Term Accommodation Participant).

Alkira support staff encourage, support and assist people with their daily routines, whilst maintaining and enhancing the skills and abilities already developed.

Perkins is a house which has a warm and friendly atmosphere, is close to Mont Albert shops and the train station. It is also close to Box Hill shopping centre and other public transport.

We have a committed and experienced respite team that provides a quality, responsive, and flexible service to meet the needs of each person.

Planned Short Term Accommodation

STA provides an opportunity for people to socialise with others as a step towards living independently or in supported accommodation. It is also used for families who are planning a holiday or who need to attend to personal business.

Crisis and Emergency Short Term Accommodation

In addition to planned short term accommodation, Alkira offers temporary accommodation to help families in crisis or emergency situations. Urgency, compatibility and our ability to provide adequate support to meet people’s needs are all factors we consider when short term accommodation is requested.


Anyone with an intellectual disability may be eligible to access the Short Term Accommodation Services at Alkira, which can be provided based via approved funding or on a fee-for-service basis.


Alkira’s Short Term Accommodation Service supports many families and strives to accommodate requests wherever possible. However, there are times of high demand, so if pre-planning is possible it is advisable to avoid disappointment.

You can enquire about availability by phoning Alkira’s Short Term Accommodation Service on 9890 4067. If we are unavailable to answer the phone, please leave a message on the answering machine and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you can email us at and we will answer your email as soon as possible.