Short Term Accommodation (Respite Care)

Hartley Lifecare provides centre-based respite care (short term accommodation) to people with disability. 

Short Term Accommodation (Respite Care)

 02 6282 4411 


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About The Service

Hartley Lifecare provides centre-based respite care (short term accommodation) to people with disability. Residential respite care is 24/7 care in specialist disability accommodation for a short period of time.

Respite residents have care around the clock, the opportunity to participate in activities that take place in the home and enjoy freshly cooked meals. Respite residents live alongside current residents, which helps to foster connections and ensure that they feel part of our community.

Carers sometimes need to take a break from the physical and emotional demands of their role. Respite allows them to be able to take ‘time out’ with real peace of mind. The person with disability also benefits from the increased social activity available in the respite care.

If you are interested in discussing respite care options please contact Liz Alexiev - Disability Programs Manager (STA) on 02 6282 4411 or at 

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Key Contacts

Liz Alexiev

Disability Programs Manager (STA)

Chinedu Nwakor

Supervisor (STA)

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We're grateful to all our Hartley Stakeholders who donates their time and resources. 


Our Focus

Open & Honest Communication


Community Feel

Utilisation of Assistive Technology


Short Term Accommodation Enquiry Form


Services Reopening

Hartley STA - Information Pack

Hartley STA - Information Pack


Following advice from the ACT Government and other Health Advisors regarding COVID-19, Hartley is excited to announce the reopening of STA Services at a temporary facility in Symonston, ACT.

This facility will be used temporarily while our new STA facility in Chapman is being built (see below for further information). In line with Hartley’s COVID-19 Response Plan, all STA services are being delivered in a COVID-safe environment to ensure the wellbeing of all our staff and clients.

Hartley offers STA residents, around the clock, high quality support, in the comfort and safety of our custom built facilities. Whether it is a short term stay, or for an extended period of time, Hartley can assist in providing respite for people living with a disability and their families. 

Hartley's STA Team prides itself on:

  • Open and honest communication
  • Professionalism
  • Utilisation of Assistive Technology
  • Safety for all
  • A community environment

For STA enquiries and bookings, please contact our Disability Programs Manager (STA), Liz Alexiev, on 0409 563 576.

Hartley's Renaissance House

In 2017, Hartley successfully applied for a direct sale of land from the ACT Government, with the aim to build an (STA) respite facility in Chapman ACT.

Construction is now well underway and as the build progresses, the project managers from Renaissance Homes, through their strong connection with the local community, has continued to work with businesses to obtain ‘in kind’ contributions, discounts and competitive prices for almost all of the goods and services required. This is especially humbling given the challenging economic times everyone is currently facing.

A special mention to Amanda Kiley from OMNi Interiors for working with us on a probono basis to design the colour palate for both the exterior and interior, along with designing and choosing the furnishings, artwork, appliances and general décor.

Accommodating up to four people, Hartley’s Renaissance House will be built to comply with the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) standard and will align with the High Physical Support category. The design incorporates contemporary features such as open plan living, maximisation of natural light, individual living spaces and assistive technology.

Construction is due to be completed in early 2021 with bookings filling up fast. For enquiries and tentative bookings at this brand new, 5 star STA facility, please contact our Disability Programs Manager (STA), Liz Alexiev on 0409 563 576.

Please continue to monitor Hartley's website and social media for more updates on the build.

Established in 1962, Hartley Lifecare (Hartley) is a Canberra-based not-for-profit organisation providing supported accommodation for people with disability, their families and carers. Originally established to provide a learning facility and therapy support service for children and adults, Hartley has grown extensively to support clients in over 30 homes across the ACT. Over the last six decades, families have grown to rely on and trust Hartley to deliver high quality, person centred support.

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