Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a house, apartment or other type of home that has been designed for people who need a lot of support.
SDA includes special features that help people live as independently as possible.
Depending on who it is designed for, an SDA property might have wide doorways, a hoist in the bedroom or bathroom, strong walls and windows that won’t get damaged easily or special technology.
Some SDA properties have around-the-clock ‘concierge’ support. This means that someone is available to help if you need support quickly – like if the battery in your wheelchair stops working or you need some other type of support.
If you have really high support needs or your disability makes it hard to live in housing that most people live in, then SDA might be right for you.
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You can find out more about SDA on the Housing Hub website, including: who can live in SDA, the different types of SDA, who pays for SDA, how to get SDA funding and how support works in SDA.
UpSkill is a Summer Foundation program that offers training and resources for NDIS professionals assisting people with complex support needs. The Applying for SDA: eligibility and evidence for positive outcomes workshop will build your understanding of the evidence required for an SDA application.