Specialist Disability Accommodation improvements

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Provision of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) has improved under reforms announced in February by the Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson.

The reforms include changes to the SDA Pricing and Payments Framework and the SDA Rules to provide greater surety to providers and investors, support more timely eligibility decisions, and to give participants more choice and control over living arrangements.

The NDIA has also published a new SDA Price Guide for the 2018-19 financial year. 

More information on the changes can be found on the DSS website (External website).

Join our SDA reference group

A dedicated Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Reference Group will be established to support long-term sustainability of the SDA market and to provide greater choice and control for participants. The NDIA is seeking 12 representatives via an expressions of interest process to join the group. 

Membership will consist of participants, their representatives, providers, investors and other relevant stakeholders. 

Applications open on 8 February 2019 and close on 22 February 2019. Applicants will be advised of the outcome within 10 working days of the process closing.

Please visit the SDA Reference Group page for further information on the submission process.