The Summer Foundation welcomes immediate changes to Specialist Disability Accommodation that have been announced by the Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Sarah Henderson, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services.
The reforms were announced at the opening of Summer Housing’s new purpose-built SDA apartments in Fairfield.
CEO Luke Bo’sher said the reforms addressed concerns about the SDA Framework raised last June in a joint submission to the Federal Government by 21 organisations who have experience with the way SDA is operating.
“The changes create confidence across the affordable housing and finance sectors to scale up their efforts to create Specialist Disability Accommodation,” Luke said.
These changes will mean that people with disability can get a quicker decision, with a new SDA “fast track” approach, where young people in aged care and hospital are high priority groups for fast tracking. SDA providers will benefit from these changes through greater SDA price certainty and more transparency on how prices get reviewed in the future.