For people in the community with very high needs, securing suitable housing can be a challenge – but now, Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) aims to change this. SDA is available to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) who are assessed as needing a special housing solution. It provides financial support to help people with high need disability to rent, buy or build a home that includes the support features they need.
At SDA Consulting Australia (Part of the Equal Access Group), our accredited SDA assessors understand the positive impact that appropriate housing has on the lives of people with disability. We believe that everyone is entitled to accommodation that meets their needs in every way and allows them to live comfortably and to the fullest.
We aim to use our knowledge and experience across both the disability and building sectors to assist eligible people in making the most of their SDA funding.
SDA Consulting has partnered with other industries’ leading organisations to deliver cost-effective SDA projects for both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and the people with disability that will be occupying it.
Guest Speaker & Trainer – Bruce Bromley
Co-author of the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Design Standard
As one of the three co-authors that developed the new NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Design Standard and an Accredited SDA Assessor, Bruce Bromley is well placed to present to investors, developers, property managers including not for profits on the technical aspects of the new SDA requirements.
Training sessions can also be delivered to building design teams, including architects and building designers, to interpret and apply the design standards to developments.
Presentations can be tailored to suit the specific audience and range from a 60-minute overview to a half-day technical training workshop.
All enquiries for presentations can be made on our contact us form and an outline on the target audience and time frame expected. We will then respond with availability and quotation, thank you.
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Specialist Disability Accommodation funding can be used for purchases directly relating to a dwelling designed for NDIS participants with high support needs. This includes designs and features in new builds and existing homes that make it possible for people needing a high level of support to live independently. Because many of the in-house services required can be complex and costly, SDA funding enables more dwellings to be built specifically to cater to people with disability. SDA funding cannot be used for services that are not directly associated with specialised housing as these are assessed and funded by the NDIS separately.