You may see the term ‘SDA’ used frequently when looking through our website or when looking at NDIS housing information. But do you actually know what it means?
SDA usually stands for Specialist/Speciliased Disability Accommodation or Support Disability Accommodation. It’s a type of housing that is purposely built to assist NDIS participants, with high support needs, to live a more independent life. SDA funding must be a part of a NDIS participants plan in order be eligible for SDA housing. The goal is to move younger people, with high support needs, out of care facilities and into their own home.
There are different types of SDA housing
Basic – housing that doesn’t include special design features however is located near support services / disability facilities
Improved Livability – housing with a reasonable level of special design features to assist with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment
Fully Accessible – housing with a high level of accessibility for people with physical impairment
Robust – housing designed and built strongly to prevent damage and reduce safety risks for people with high levels of physical impairment
High Physical Support – housing built like robust housing that incorporates a high level of physical accessibility for people with significant levels of physical impairment requiring high levels of support