When it comes to looking for a house that is suitable and accessible, it can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Our goal at Myxa Care, is to support and help you find the right type of housing that best fits your needs and allow you to live a life of independence and choice.
Disability supported housing provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live as independently as possible, while still having access to necessary support and assistance.
What is SDA?
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to housing that has been designed or modified specifically to meet the needs of people with disabilities. It is intended to provide a safe and comfortable living environment that allows individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible. SDA is funded through the NDIS and can be provided in a variety of settings, including group homes, boarding houses, and self-contained apartments. The specific features of SDA may vary depending on the needs of the individual, but it may include features such as wheelchair ramps, grab rails, and modified bathrooms to assist with mobility and personal care.
To be eligible for SDA, individuals must meet the NDIS access requirements and have high needs for constant or immediately-available support, and those who have difficulty with mobility that requires specialist housing to meet their needs. The NDIS will assess an individual's needs and determine the level of support required, including the type and amount of SDA that is necessary. It is important to note that SDA is not suitable for everyone with a disability and is typically reserved for those with complex needs. If an individual does not meet the eligibility criteria for SDA, they may still be able to access other types of housing assistance through the NDIS.
Wondering what is the difference between SIL and SDA? Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL) are two different types of support and accommodation options that are available to people with disabilities in Australia. SDA refers to housing that has been specifically designed or modified to meet the needs of people with high needs and those who have difficulty with mobility. It is intended to provide a safe and comfortable living environment that allows individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible. SDA may include features such as wheelchair ramps, modified bathrooms, and other assistive technology to support mobility and personal care. Supported Independent Living (SIL) refers to assistance and support for people with disabilities to live as independently as possible in their own home or in the community. SIL may include help with daily living activities, such as cooking, cleaning, and personal care, as well as support to participate in the community and access education and employment opportunities. SIL may be provided in a variety of settings, including the individual's own home, a group home, or a self-contained apartment. The main difference between SDA and SIL is the type of accommodation and support provided. SDA is focused on providing specialist housing to meet the needs of people with severe or profound disabilities, while SIL is focused on providing support and assistance to people with disabilities to live independently in the community. Both types of support can be funded through the NDIS.