Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
Find a home that meets your needs!
Specialist Disability Accommodation (known as ‘SDA’) are supports for you to live as independently as possible in a specially designed and built accommodation environment that specifically caters to your individual need because you cannot live ‘well’ and enable your independence within an ordinary house.
Specialist Disability Accommodation
SDA can be a minefield of rules and regulations – let us make the process easier!
SDA is a separate support within the NDIS that is available to you if you meet the access requirements due to specialist needs related to your disability – these may be physical or behavioural.
To progress through the process, there are many people involved. You, your Support Coordinator and NDIS planner, architects, family members or nominees, health and medical professionals, SDA assessors, registered NDIS providers, builders and developers etc.
It can be a minefield to navigate the NDIS process and the interaction with and input from the many people involved.
There are also:
- criteria to meet and access requirements to address to obtain SDA funded support for you.
- assessment and compliance for the built environment.
- a necessity to correctly inform the built environment to enable your independence and the provision of the right supports.
Our years of experience and expertise supporting the design and build of specialist accommodation as well as Support Coordination and management of accommodation supports and services provides us with the ability to assist you at each and every stage of the SDA journey.
Whether you are progressing towards the inclusion of SDA supports in your NDIS plan, about to move into an SDA property or anywhere in between, we would love to hear from you.
What is funded?
SDA can fund either modifications to an existing property, or the construction of a new property purpose built to SDA housing requirements.
SDA is for capital only – i.e. bricks and mortar… not for supports.
Funding is only provided to a small proportion of NDIS participants with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs who meet specific eligibility criteria.
How is it funded?
SDA is funded under the NDIS through individual participant plans.
Under the NDIS, eligible participants can also receive extra funding in their plan for Support Coordination for SDA.
As Support Coordinators, CSBS can assist you with all aspects of searching for and considering vacancies, making applications, negotiating a tenancy and transitioning into an SDA home.