Specialist Disability Accommodation – or S D A – refers to the housing you live in.
The NDIS is all about you having choice and control – so under the NDIS, where you live and who supports you are separate.
The SDA payments in your NDIS Plan pay for your SDA. The Supported Independent Living – SIL – or Independent Living Options funding in your plan pays for the people and things that support you.
If you like where you live but aren’t happy with the way you’re being supported, you should be able to change who supports you.
If where you live doesn’t meet your needs or makes you unhappy, you should be able to change where you live without needing to change who supports you.
Some SDA properties have overnight or 24hr on-site support that is shared across residents. Usually, each resident pays for part of the cost of this support from their SIL or ILO funding. The rest of your SIL or ILO funding is used by you to pay for the planned support that you need.
In some SDA properties, the residents choose the on-site support provider together. In other SDA properties, the SDA landlord chooses who provides the on-site support. In all SDA properties, you have the right to choose who provides your planned support.
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