What is SDA housing?

SDA refers to housing tailored for individuals with complex disability or those requiring extensive support. The accommodations are equipped with features to enhance independent living and facilitate the provision of safer and more effective support. SDA housing is a crucial component of the NDIS, ensuring participants can have access to housing that meets their specific needs. It represents a shift towards more inclusive and tailored housing solutions, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents.

Those approved for SDA under their NDIS plan are individuals who, despite having suitable home adjustments and/or assistive technologies, still require substantial in-home assistance from professional Supported Independent Living (SIL) providers like Nulsen.

Specialist Disability Accommodation is the physical home that a person lives in that has been approved by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Specialist Disability Accommodation

Nulsen Disability Services collaborates with a selection of Perth’s leading SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Housing providers to ensure individuals can live in a home to ensure they can live their highest quality life as independently as possible. SDA plays a vital role in creating an inclusive society by providing tailored housing solutions that promote independence, accessibility, and social inclusion for individuals with complex disability.

Nulsen is the SIL provider of support around the clock or tailored support, ensuring appropriate care, bespoke to the individual, is delivered in each SDA home.

Eligibility for SDA housing in Perth

To qualify for SDA, a participant must meet the NDIS funding criteria for SDA. Our Nulsen Participant Engagement Department assist families with their NDIS journey to work towards achieving the best outcome for their loved one, to meet the requirements for SDA or other NDIS housing in Perth.

To be eligible for SDA housing under the NDIS:

  • An individual must have an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.
  • The person should meet the specific requirements for SDA and the broader NDIS funding criteria.

Not every participant in the NDIS will be eligible for SDA. The intention is to cater to a small percentage of participants with significant needs.

Key Features of SDA

  • Accessibility: SDA houses often include features not commonly found in standard houses, such as wider doorways for wheelchair access, modified bathrooms, and specialised technology for assistance to maximise environmental functionality.
  • Safety: These homes may include enhanced safety features to support the specific needs of individuals. This can range from emergency alarms to reinforced structures to support all individuals. 
  • Location: Ideally, SDA housing is located in areas that facilitate easy access to community amenities, healthcare services, and public transport, enabling individuals to participate actively in their community.

Home with heart. Contact Nulsen for your SDA enquiries.

Contact the Participant Engagement Department today via email at [email protected], phone 6253 4700, or fill out the contact form below.

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