What is SDA?
Specialist Disability Accommodation also known as SDA are innovative, accessible housing specially built for the purpose of supporting the requirements of people with extreme functional impairment or extremely high support needs. Meaning, that not all NDIS participants or with a disability can receive an SDA housing.
SDA has accessible features to assist individuals to live an independent and purposeful life by having better access to support in their homes. SDA refers only to funding for the cost of the home or dwelling the person lives in. It does not cover any other services or supports the person might need while residing in that home.
How do I get SDA Funding? Am I eligible?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) assesses whether a person is eligible for SDA and will include funding in their NDIS plan. Several assessments are required to help determine whether you are eligible for an SDA funding. These assessments include Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assessment, General Living Skills or Functional Capacity assessment, Balance, and Mobility assessment (as part of the Functional Capacity Assessment).
What is Covered by SDA?
As previously mentioned, SDA covers only the costs of necessary modification of the physical environment for eligible NDIS participants to ensure that a house is fit for their special needs.
SDA is one of the many support services available here at Healthy Support WA and we have a range of options throughout the metro and country suburbs that can be customised to the individual.
We have a range of displays illustrating safety and advanced assistive technology that assists in minimising risk and supports individuals with disability in choice and control.
If you are thinking about applying or are currently in the process of applying for an SDA, and you need any form of assistance, please feel free to reach out to us.