Are you currently a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) tenant? Do you have lots of knowledge and experience to share? Do you want to have your voice heard by the policy makers that shape the future of SDA? Then you are exactly the person that is needed as a member of the newly formed SDA Tenants Reference Group.
The SDA Tenants' Reference Group aims to bring together, as members, current SDA tenants to discuss their experiences and use their wealth of knowledge and wisdom to feed into the policy work of the Summer Foundation that will then be used to shape the future of the SDA market.
The Group will discuss their experiences and issues with moving into their SDA properties, and search for solutions that will pave a way to help make the future processes of moving into SDA more seamless and as stress-free as possible for everyone involved. The Reference Group will be an essential platform for the members to keep abreast of all the current happenings in the SDA world and will allow us, as tenants, to be up to date and use our experiences to inform SDA policy discussions
Membership of the SDA Tenants' Reference Group will be free and open to people who:
The SDA Tenants' Reference Group will be looking for SDA tenants who want:
Members will receive:
To join the SDA Tenants' Reference Group, please read the Terms of Reference for the group which can be found here and then fill out the membership form below:
For information and enquiries please contact Belinda Aitken, the SDA Tenants' Reference Group Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belinda has worked as a Lived Experience Facilitator in the Summer Foundation's Housing Hub Team since June 2020. She brings the experience of navigating her own housing journey which sees her now living in an SDA apartment. Belinda has a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University.
Belinda is passionate about PwD having a voice and a say in their own housing journey, which will lead them to having the best support, choice and flexibility in how they live.
Call our SDA Housing Advice line
For people with disability, families, and supporters. Monday – Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm AEDT. You can also email us anytime at email@example.com.