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Specialist Disability Accommodation

What is Specialist Disability Accommodation?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing designed for people who need higher levels of physical support at home. SDA homes are constructed to be more accessible for you and any equipment or aids you require. They enable us to provide support to you safely and comfortably.

SDA aims to make accessing supports easier. For example, you might need a home with reinforced ceilings so you can use a ceiling hoist, or wider doorways for your wheelchair. SDA homes are fitted with these extra features installed so all you need to do is move in and enjoy having your own space.

Moving can be an intimidating experience, but our teams are here to make sure your new SDA is the right one for you. You will be matched with people of about your age and similar interests. Plus, the support of Challenge Disability Services experienced and trained staff, with skills in:

  • First Aid 
  • Personal care 
  • Social inclusion 
  • Medical and day-to-day needs such as banking, attending appointments, preparing meals, washing, cleaning, and shopping. 

To find out whether SDA will suit your needs, enquire today.

Learn Skills and Make Friends in a Safe Place​

Challenge Community Services provides safe, supportive homes for people living with high support needs. Our goal is to help you learn to live independently within a shared home, learn life skills make new friends and share in everyday experiences.

If you have a disability and you are unable to live independently, Supported Independent Living (SIL) could be the right choice for you.

To find out whether SDA will suit your needs, enquire today.

NDIS Support

SDA funding is paid directly by the NDIA to SDA providers. SDA funding is for the cost of the home or building you live in. You will usually still need to pay rent or other personal costs to live in SDA. The services or support you might get in that home are not included in your SDA funding. 

If you don’t have SDA funding in your NDIS Plan, you’ll need to go through the NDIA’s Informing Housing Solutions process to be approved for SDA funding and support.

What type of SDA funding can I access?

If you are eligible for SDA, the NDIA will provide you with an amount of funding to use for SDA accommodation. The NDIA will look at your goals and preferences and work out how much funding you need. You can then use that funding to find an SDA property to move into that is right for your level of support. 

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