Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

Obtaining suitable accommodation that meets your needs can be challenging.  To help address the lack of accessible housing options for people with disability, the NDIS has created a new funding stream called Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

SDA enables people with disability to live as independently as possible through funding that encourages development of purpose-built housing options. These housing options will be designed to meet the needs of participants who require specialist housing solutions to assist with the delivery of their supports and cater for their extreme functional impairment or high support needs.

SDA funding does not refer to the support services delivered within the home, this funding is a separate funding stream (Supported Independent Living (SIL)). However, the intent of SDA is to reduce the need for person-to-person supports, or improve the effectiveness of the delivery of person-to-person supports, through the provision of a specialised housing solution.

To assist you to better understand the process and explore whether SDA is an option for you, we have collaborated with others within the sector to develop two informed resources:  The Customer Journey and The SDA Eligibility Checklist.

If you would like more information, need support with pre-planning, or have already secured SDA funding in your plan and want to take the next step, contact our Customer Engagement team on 08 9387 0555 or email hello@activ.asn.au.

For information on the rules, pricing and framework relating to SDA, click here.

Another useful resource includes Summer Foundation’s guide ‘Living more independently’. Click here to view.

We look forward to speaking with you.