Not all people with disability can live in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). The NDIS decides who can live in SDA.
To be eligible, you must have an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.
Having an extreme functional impairment means that even if your home has been set up to suit you, you still need assistance to do things like:
Having 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 you may have spent a long time living in a group home or nursing home. It may also mean that sometimes the way you act that might not be safe 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.
You can search for SDA near you here on the Housing Hub. Or better still, sign up an create a Housing Seeker profile and let the Housing Hub do the work for you. If a housing provider lists a property that looks like a good match for your profile, the Housing Hub will let you know!
Our Housing Hub team can also help. Click here to learn more about the Housing Hub Team, our work, who to contact and, how we can support you.
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After acquiring a brain injury Will's close-knit family worked tirelessly to get Will home to his own apartment. "He's 27, like he's not meant to be in a nursing home."