Specialised Disability Accommodation
If you live with a high level of disability, it can be really difficult to seek out a mainstream home that adequately meets all of your support needs. This lack of perfect and comfortable housing can have a flow-on effect, impacting your ability to take care of yourself, move around your home and perform daily tasks. It also can make it difficult for you to get a call at the community and participate in activities that you simply enjoy.
On the opposite hand, appropriate housing can have a profoundly positive effect on people’s lives, enabling them to live comfortably and luxuriate in life to the fullest. To provide this chance to all the people living with a disability, the NDIS offers funding to eligible participants for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL).
What is Specialist Disability Accommodation?
Community First Choice Disability Accommodation is housing that permits people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs to live comfortably and receive their daily supports. It can include shared supported accommodation, community residential units, or self-contained homes that are equipped with specialist housing solutions.
It’s important to notice that SDA housing is different from Supported Independent Living (SIL), which refers to the support services you receive to assist you to reside independently