Not all people with disability are able to live in Specialist Disability Accommodation – or SDA.
The NDIS decides who can live in SDA. To be eligible, you must have an “extreme functional impairment” or “very high support needs”.
“Extreme functional impairment” means that even if your home has been set up to suit you, you still need assistance to do things like getting out of bed, getting dressed, making meals and going out.
“Very high support needs” means that you need many hours of support every day. It might mean that your parents provide a lot of your support, but they are getting older, or that you’ve spent a long time living in a group home or nursing home, or that sometimes the way you act might be dangerous for you or the people around you.
If you want the NDIS to think about whether you can live in SDA, make “I want to live as independently as possible” one of the goals in your NDIS Plan.
For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our Housing Advice Line on 1300 61 64 63.