What is Specialised Disability Accommodation?

Accommodation at United For Care

Specialist Disability Accommodation (also referred to as SDA accommodation) is a support that aims to provide supported accommodation for those with acute disabilities and functional impairments, who struggle with moving around, or engage with their community on a daily basis.

Appropriately supported disability housing can have a profoundly positive effect on your life enabling you to live comfortably, and enjoy life to the fullest. At United For Care, our disability housing options are designed to do just that.

Eligible participants can access NDIS funding for Specialised Disability Accommodation.

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What support can you find in Specialised Disability Accommodation?

All of our SDA properties are welcoming and well-equipped for people with a disability and our specially trained support staff are on hand to make sure your support needs are met.

Nutritional & Dietary

If you have any special dietary needs, we take this into account and plan to make sure you are getting everything you need.

Meal Planning & Cooking

Food is one of life’s joys! We embody that as we plan and prepare a changing variety of delicious meals for every resident of our sda housing.

Personal Care

From showering and cleaning, our staff are like family to our sda residents and will make sure that all your daily personal care needs are met.

Medication Schedule

Our caretakers take extreme care when it comes to helping you manage and take your medication. Learn more about our daily Skill’s Training.

Nutritional & Dietary

If you have any special dietary needs, we take this into account and planning to make sure you are getting everything you need.

Meal Planning & Cooking

Food is one of life's joys! We embody that as we plan and prepare a changing variety of delicious meals.

Personal Care

From showering and cleaning, we make sure that all your daily personal care needs are met.

Medication Schedule

Our caretakers take extreme care when it comes to helping you manage and take your medication.

Living in Special Disability Accommodation

Unlike a regular house or apartment, SDA housing has special features that provide the support residents living with disability may need. This helps ensure that our residents have choice and dignity in their living situation, no matter what their circumstance or physical limitations may be.

At United For Care, an SDA residence may be a self-contained apartment; villa, duplex or townhouse for a few residents; a house or an sda group home. The building may include features such as improved way finding, physical access for wheelchairs, a robust building made out of impact-resistant materials and physical access provisions for people with very high support needs.

Activities, & Assistance

Our SDA accommodation properties are a home away from home for people with a disability! Our services can give you the chance to meet new people and try new activities. This could be seeing the latest movie, going out for a meal, going to the beach, checking out a local attraction, or playing your favourite sport. No matter your age or tastes – there is something for you when you choose United For Care as your specialist disability accommodation providers.

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How Do I Access SDA Funding?

Just a few steps to get there!
Call us on 1300 405 260 to speak with one of our friendly staff!

Meet with Us

Meet with one of our friendly managers to discuss your needs.

Planning

Our manager will help you work out the level of support you need and are entitled to.

Getting Approved

The budget is submitted to NDIS for approval.

Moving In!

Once approved, you are ready to move into your new home!

Receiving Services

Start receiving services to help you live independently.

The Different Levels of NDIS Specialised Disability Accommodation

There are 5 different levels of support depending on a person’s individual disability and support needs.

Basic

This provides basic housing that allows specialist support services to be delivered. Often, beneficiaries remain in their current group home.

Improved Liveability Housing

This is for people with a sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment. It includes specialised features such as increase lighting control, way-finding assistance, and other stimuli moderation (complies with the Liveable Housing Australia Silver Standard).

Fully Accessible Housing

For people who have significant physical impairment – for example, wheelchair users. Features include no steps at external outdoor areas and doors; wide wheelchair-accessible entryways; appliances and sinks that can be reached from a standing or sitting position; and power supply to door and windows so automation can be retrofitted if needed (complies with Liveable Housing Australia's Platinum Standard).

Robust Housing SDA

Caters for those with complex behaviours and may be a risk to themselves or others. Features include areas of retreat for other residents, carers and staff; impact-resistant materials; and laminated glass (complies with the Liveable Housing Australia Silver Standard).

High Physical Support SDA

This meets the needs of people with significant physical impairment, or who need a high level of personal support. Features structural provision for ceiling hoists; assistive technology; emergency power solutions; and household communication technology (complies with the Liveable Housing Australia Silver Standard).

What Are You Waiting For?

Take the 1st step and talk to one of our Housing & Disability Community Care Team today!

Quality

Building quality supports through disability services

Integrity

Staff carry integrity as a core value

Innovative

Utilising innovative technologies for quality improvement

Safety

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Specialised Disability Accommodation (SDA) FAQs

Specialised Disability Accommodation (SDA), is a specialist housing solution for individuals who have a more severe or complex disability and will need high levels of support. Supported Independent Living (SIL) encourages individuals to live independently by offering only support on supervision as necessary.

Some individuals will be eligible for NID funding for their SDA accommodation, but the criteria are very select. NDIS does not always cover things like rent and day to day living. Find out more about whether you are eligible for NDIS funding for your SDA accommodation here.

A specialist disability accommodation provider is the landlord of an SDA approved property. The property has to be NDIS registered and meet all the requirements set out by the NDIA. This includes meeting NDIA design standards and operational guidelines among other things.

Want to find out more about specialist disability accommodation at United For Care? Give us a call today to chat to one of our team or send us an email and we’ll get back to you.