Special Disability Accomodation (SDA)

Sapphire Home

Geelong VIC 3217

3 Resident Group Home

3 Bathroom

2 Car Parks

OOA Room: 1

Available: Now

High Physical Support / Fully Accessible / Improved Livability

Adamite Home

Lynbrook VIC 3217

2 Resident Group Home

3 Bathroom

2 Car Parks

OOA Room: 1

Available: Now

High Physical Support / Fully Accessible / Improved Livability

Ruby House

Melton VIC 3338

3 Resident Group Home

3 Bathroom

2 Car Parks

OOA Room: 1

Available: Now

High Physical Support / Fully Accessible / Improved Livability

Alexandrite Home

Fraser Rise VIC 3336

3 Resident Group Home

2 Bathroom

2 Car Parks

OOA Room: 1

Available: Now

High Physical Support / Fully Accessible / Improved Livability

Algodonite Home

Cranbourne VIC 3977

2 Resident Group Home

3 Bathroom

1 Car Parks

OOA Room: 1

Available: Now

Robust / Fully Accessible / Improved Livability

Aquamarine Home

Werribee VIC 3030

3 Resident Group Home

4 Bathroom

2 Car Parks

OOA Room: 1

Available: Now

High Physical Support / Fully Accessible / Improved Livability

Augelite Home

Tarneit VIC 3029

3 Resident Group Home

4 Bathroom

2 Car Parks

OOA Room: 1

Available: Now

High Physical Support / Fully Accessible / Improved Livability

What is Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to purpose-built or extensively modified housing designed to provide high-level support and accessibility for individuals with significant disabilities.

SDA aims to offer suitable housing options for individuals with complex support needs who require specialised assistance that traditional housing cannot provide.

What Makes Specialist Disability Accommodation Different from Traditional Housing?

The main difference between SDA Accommodation and traditional housing is the design and accessibility. SDA accommodations are purpose-built or extensively modified to be accessible and cater to the specific needs of individuals with disabilities.

Their properties include wider doorways, ramps, accessible bathrooms, adjustable fixtures, and assistive technologies.

How Do I Know If I’m Eligible for SDA Funding?

To determine if you are eligible for NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), you will need to go through an assessment process conducted by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia. 

You must meet certain criteria related to your disability, age, residency, and functional impairment. For more information and to learn more about eligibility requirements, contact the NDIA or visit their website. You can also contact a disability support organisation such as Nurse4U who will guide you through the assessment and application process.

Once approved, eligible participants will then receive ongoing funding to support their living accommodations in SDA housing in Melbourne.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia has identified four different design categories for NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) that are eligible for funding. These design categories are:

1.    Improved Liveability

NDIS Improved Liveability Accommodation category focuses on incorporating design features and technologies which provide housing with better physical access. It also includes more features for people with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairments. These could include:

  • Walls and floors that are easier to see.
  • Fewer stairs
  • Wider doorways
  • Accessible bathrooms

2.    Fully Accessible

The NDIS Fully Accessible Accommodation category is designed to provide a high level of accessibility for individuals with significant mobility impairments. It includes:

  • Step-free pathways
  • Adjustable fixtures
  • Assistive technologies to support individuals with limited mobility or who use mobility aids like wheelchairs or walkers.

3.    Robust

The NDIS Robust Accommodation category is specifically designed for individuals who may exhibit behaviours of concern or who are in Complex Care needs and require high levels of support and durability in their Disability Accommodation.

It includes features that can withstand potential impacts, reduce the risk of self-harm, and minimise damage to the property or occupants.

These features may include:

  • Reinforced walls
  • Durable fixtures
  • Secure design elements
  • Secured windows and entry and exit points
  • Sound proofing if required

4.    High Physical Support

NDIS High Physical Support Accommodation type of housing includes a high level of physical access for people who need high support needs specialised Disability accommodation and 24/7 support. This category is designed to support individuals with complex disabilities who require significant assistance with daily activities and personal care. It includes:

  • Hoists
  • Ceiling track systems
  • Communication technology
  • All entries and exits to be able to accommodate wheelchair access
  • Purpose-built rooms to accommodate equipment and medical needs
  • Emergency call systems
  • Non-slip flooring
  • Grab rails
  • Back- up power supply
  • Specialised beds or seating
  • Reinforced walls and fixtures

How Do I Find SDA Accommodation in Melbourne?

Once your funding has been accepted, you can look for suitable housing on the Housing Hub. The Housing Hub is an online platform run by the NDIA. It provides a range of SDA accommodation in Melbourne listings that may be suitable. You can search for suitable accommodation based on your specific needs, location preferences, and budget.

It's important to engage with your support coordinator at Nurse4U, the NDIA, and relevant housing providers throughout the process to ensure that you find suitable accommodation that meets your needs and aligns with your support plan.

You can find out about our range of NDIS disability housing below:

  • SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation)
  • SIL (Specialist Independent Living)
  • STA (Short Term Accommodation)
  • MTA (Medium Term Accommodation)
  • High Care (or Complex Care)
  • Group Homes

How Do I Apply for a Vacancy?

Your support coordinator at Nurse4U will assist you in navigating the process of applying for Special Disability Housing. We can guide you through the application process, provide information on available housing options, and offer support in accessing SDA housing in Melbourne.

How Much Rent Will I Have to Pay for SDA Housing in Melbourne?

Eligible participants who live in SDA receive funding by the NDIS. The exact rental amount can vary depending on individual circumstances and the specific SDA funding arrangement.

The NDIS and your support coordinator can provide more detailed and personalised information regarding SDA rental costs and funding arrangements.

For further information about SDA accommodation in Melbourne, contact one of our friendly team today on (03) 8714 5816 Or send an enquire to Accommodation@nurse4u.com.au

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