There are a number of different housing solutions and/or supports a participant must consider alongside their individual circumstances and disability support needs when determining the best housing solution for their situation.
One of the supports that may be funded for some participants is Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). SDA refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions, including to assist with the delivery of supports that cater for their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. Funding is only provided to a small proportion of NDIS participants with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs who meet specific eligibility criteria.
SDA funding under the NDIS is intended to stimulate investment in the development of new high quality dwellings for use by eligible NDIS participants. It does not refer to the support services, but instead to the homes in which these services are delivered.
SDA Provider and Investor Brief
The NDIA continually engage participants, providers and investors on matters relating to the SDA market. In our role as market steward, we are committed to providing clarity to support the development of the SDA sector including through provision of improved information about policies and processes relating to SDA.
The SDA Provider and Investor Brief (PDF) provides information on:
- funding principles including price reviews
- eligibility and funding levels for SDA
- some innovations made possible by SDA funding
- dwelling standards and enrolment including work underway to develop third-party certification standards to improve confidence with compliance.
The SDA Provider and Investor Brief is the first in a series of planned communications to enable provider and investor understanding of this market. Other information including information on the review of SDA Pricing and Payments Framework is planned for release.
For more information on SDA:
- SDA Rules 2016 (external) (External website)
- SDA Pricing and Payments
- SDA Registration and dwelling enrolment