Packing For An NDIS Holiday

There’s no such thing as being over-prepared, and that goes for an NDIS holiday as well. So to make the most out of your or your participants trip, make sure to do the right kind of research, and pack a bag full of all the important items needed. Luckily, we’ve created a list of what to look for when booking an NDIS accommodation and packing a bag for your holiday.

How can someone prepare before going on an NDIS Holiday?

To best prepare for an NDIS holiday, participants should ensure that they’ve decided which disabled holiday accommodation is the best for them. Asking yourself and the participant who will be involved the following questions and answering with a bit of research can help decide which accommodation is the best for them.

What kind of setting does the participant want to stay in? Second Home offers an isolated-forest setting that creates a sense of peace and relaxation. Other accommodations will offer a different type of atmosphere, e.g., cities, suburban, rural etc.

If the participant has specific hobbies and interests, there may be an accommodation that offers related activities. For example, Second Home offers nature walks and bird watching sessions, so it would be the perfect pick for those looking to become one with nature!

Most if not all accommodations funded by the NDIS will include all relevant facilities that participants will need. However, it’s always best to double-check that the accommodation you’re looking into is fully accessible for your participant, e.g., wheelchair ramps, hoists, roll-in showers.

Are you opting for a carer to stay with your participant? If so, it’s great to check what is available for the carer in terms of bedding.

Would you prefer that the accommodation is within close proximity of the beach, parks, shops? That’s a great question to cover when searching for the NDIS accommodation that’s right for you or your participant.

What should people bring on an NDIS Retreat?

As many of us know, the weather in Melbourne is often unpredictable and has the ability to turn from sunny to cold quicker than you can say ‘disabled holiday accommodation Victoria’. So for a luxury retreat in Melbourne, be sure to pack the following items so that you are prepared for every type of weather and activity:

  • Sunscreen & Hat. For the activities involving being outside, make sure the participant and any guests bring SPF and sun protection to protect their skin.
  • Water bottle. Accommodation will have water available, but to ensure maximum hydration for the entirety of the holiday, it’s an excellent idea for the participant to pack a water bottle to refill throughout the day.
  • Plenty of clothes. Spare clothes is always a great idea, as some social activities may involve getting wet or sweaty. Also, bringing spare clothes will ensure the participant has something clean to change into after partaking in some fun.
  • A favourite book. Care to sit on the balcony with your participant and read your favourite book? Be sure to pack something to entertain you.
  • Important medications. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly for your NDIS retreat in Melbourne, make sure to pack any necessary medications for yourself or the participant to have on hand at any time.

For Quality Disability Support Services From An NDIS Provider That Cares, Contact Second Home Today

At Second Home, we’re dedicated to providing all of our guests with individualised support and disability services tailored to their specific needs. We understand that, at times, everyone forgets just to take a minute to breathe, which is why we have created a safe haven for people with disabilities to come and just take a load off. So if you and your loved one are looking for disability support services in Melbourne by compassionate NDIS providers, look no further than Second Home, your supportive home away from home.