A Guide to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

By Uwe Jacobs

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA): What You Need to Know

If you have extreme functional impairment or support needs, you may require specialist housing solutions to assist you with daily living. This is where Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) comes in. SDA is a type of dwelling that provides high-quality accommodations for people who need extra support. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of SDA, eligibility criteria, and what to expect as an SDA participant or provider.

SDA is a type of dwelling for people with extreme functional impairment or support needs who require specialist housing solutions. It is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. However, the funding is for high-quality accommodations and not for support services.

Benefits of SDA

Through SDA, eligible NDIS participants have the power to choose where and how they want to live. The funding provides a wider variety of accommodation options, including homes that are more complementary to their needs and lifestyle. Additionally, participants can explore alternative accommodation options if their circumstances change.

Eligibility for SDA funding

The NDIA checks various information sources when determining eligibility, such as physicians, licensed health professionals, current care providers, and the participant’s community, family, and friends. The NDIA also considers factors such as long-term goals, reducing the need for support, and improving relationships with family, friends, and the wider community. People with high support needs, such as those who require assistance from family or friends for personal care or have lived in an aged care residence or group home, may also be eligible.

SDA for current participants

If a participant is satisfied with their current accommodation, they can continue to live there. Eligible individuals continue to receive support from the NDIS, and the SDA scheme can help explore alternative accommodation options if needed. Participants can change accommodation even in locations that are not yet integrated into the scheme.

SDA Providers

An SDA provider may be a private landlord, organization, investor, or family member that can provide a suitable dwelling for the SDA participant. The NDIA provides funding to SDA providers, which serves as a contribution to any relevant business activities, such as maintenance. All registered SDA providers must be registered under the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Property Friends is a committed SDA provider that uses state-of-the-art technology to create sustainable living environments and provide the best living conditions. If you’re interested in learning more about our SDA solutions, you can book a discovery session. SDA funding is an essential resource for people with extreme functional impairment or support needs to access high-quality accommodation options. With proper eligibility criteria and SDA providers, people can live with choice, control and dignity.

In summary, SDA provides eligible NDIS participants with the power to choose where and how they want to live. If you are an SDA provider or participant, it’s important to understand the eligibility criteria and the benefits of SDA funding. With the help of SDA providers, people with extreme functional impairment or support needs can access high-quality accommodations and live with choice, control, and dignity.

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