Information about SDA eligibility for Housing Seekers
The Summer Foundation’s Housing Hub Team works in a number of ways to support people with disability to reach their goals of living more independent lives. If you are a person with disability, family member or carer, our Housing Hub Team can support you to:
Our team works to match people with disability seeking SDA with SDA housing and it also works with a number of housing providers. If you want to apply for a new home, we can support you to do so by completing the relevant paperwork with you at a face-to-face meeting.
If you are not interested in any of the homes our team is working on at the moment, you might want to provide some information about your housing needs and preferences.
Our team is working with people with disability to build a ‘big picture’ map of their housing needs and preferences. This big picture map will help to connect people with disability to SDA providers. SDA providers often want to build new homes but they don’t know where to build, who to build for or what sort of home to build e.g. robust homes or fully accessible homes. Creating a big picture map of people’s needs will help them to understand.
We can support you to enter your housing needs and preferences into our database, which will help inform the SDA market about what should be built. If you’d like to know more about them, please contact us.
The SDA providers we work with respect the principle of people with disability exercising choice and control over where you live, who you live with and the support you receive in your home. For the supports outlined in your NDIS plan you will have complete choice and control over who provides these services to you.
In addition to your core (or planned) supports, you will have access to 24-hour concierge support from a Supported Independent Living (SIL) provider. The concierge support can be used in the case of an unplanned occurrence, such as an additional person to assist with transfers, assistance to retrieve an item on the ﬂoor, overnight repositioning to prevent pressure areas or any other irregular event. The concierge can also be used if there is an emergency. Smart home technology enables tenants to call for assistance when they need it.
All providers that we partner with are approved NDIS service providers of Specialist Disability Accommodation. SDA providers work with property developers to build new homes that meet the design standards outlined by the NDIS.
The map to the right outlines where in Australia we are working with providers to seek tenants for their properties.
To discuss your eligibility for SDA funding, or learn about homes that have vacancies in the area you want to live in, contact a team member in the relevant state or territory:
Victoria and Australian Capital Territory Megan Miles | 0456 119 790 | firstname.lastname@example.org
New South Wales Joanna Stewart | 0438 333 007 | email@example.com
Queensland Alison Burgess | 0455 119 100 | firstname.lastname@example.org
South Australia Sophie Moore | 0456 600 277 | email@example.com
Western Australia Claire Lovegrove | 0455 118 583 | firstname.lastname@example.org
You can use our Eligibility Checker to understand if you are eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding.
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