Helping Over 1,000 People Live in Australia’s Best Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in 2022.
Too Many People Living in Terrible Inappropriate Accommodation
Unfortunately many people are living in:
- small new specialist disability accommodation that is small, cheap, has very little in it and is barely, if at all, fit for purpose and just generally terrible and should never have been built
- nursing homes
- old school disability housing
- existing housing that is not suitable for their needs
So Many Terrible SDA Being Built – But People are Moving to Quality
You may be wondering why we would put people living in terrible SDA at the top of the list. Because those living in the other categories are doing so because they haven’t been able to find the right place or get their approval sorted yet etc.
The terrible new SDA is only there because SDA providers are either negligent, have zero idea what they are doing, or worse are proftiteering. SDA funding is very generous, there are zero excuses for building the terrible, cheap rubbish that we see everyday. And this means that investors who could have funded great SDA for people to live in that really suits their needs and assists the with their daily living, have instead funded terrible places that will be empty and that stops more people investing and building quality stuff.
NDISP is Developing Awesome SDA for Over 1,000 People in QLD, NSW, VIC, NT & WA
With any luck we’ll be able to help double that in the year after. Our aim is to help as many people as we possibly can get out of inappropriate accommodation and into places they are happy to call home.
Massive, Bedrooms, Ensuites in a House or Small Number of Units/ Villas etc Dispersed Throughout the Community
Our places are primarily 2 participant houses, 1 or 2 participant villas and 1 resident 2 bedroom apartments. In absolutely prime locations we have 6 x 2 bedroom apartments for 6 participants (and their family/spouse etc), or we have 3 x 2 Bedroom duplexes on acreage for some of our robust clients. Mostly, we have single houses or small buildings of up to 4 villas or units spread in a range of locations throughout the community.
We don’t group buildings or put multiple houses next to each other etc.
Great Looking & Well Maintained – Not a Hospital or a Facility
The only way you should be able to tell that the place is one of ours is that it is the best maintained in the street. If you can look from the street and tell that one of our properties is for people living with a disability then we have failed, a range of awesome housing types spread through the community is what we are after.
You don’t need the bathroom to look like it came straight out of a hospital or commercial building to work, often those don’t even work for most people.
Participants First, Always
NDISP has never held an investment seminar, gone looking for investors or been out there selling properties. Our aim has always been to develop the best places we possibly can so that participants are happy to call them home. Not minimum standards, or adequate, or better than where they were, but places that feel like a home, not a hospital.
We have built it straight into our business model so that our revenue comes from making sure people are happy to call our places home, both now and in 5, 10 and more years. Contrast this with an investment or sales commission type culture which is based on getting buildings built.
NDISP didn’t need to leave our first start of QLD, nor go regional. That is way more expensive and difficult to operate with way more staff needed etc. But we were asked to help in other places and we could see that either nothing was being built (most regional areas) or terrible stuff was being built. We are absolutely all about helping as many people out of inappropriate accommodation and into places they are happy to call home.
Living in a Terrible Specialist Disability Accommodation Place
It’s way easier to move than it was to get your approval in the first place. SDA funding is generous, if your place isn’t awesome then awesome ones are coming.