Specialist disability accommodation, or SDA, is housing that has been specifically designed and built for people with disability who need a lot of support in the home. Funding for SDA is a support category in the NDIS.
There are different types of specialist disability accommodation, depending on where you want to live and what will meet your needs. Designs range from inner-city apartments to suburban terraces and stand-alone houses. All must meet the SDA Design Standard and latest accessibility requirements, with comfort, security and modern design front of mind.
In most circumstances, a small number of people live in an SDA dwelling together, often with a support worker.
NDIS funding for specialist disability accommodation is for the provider of the building. People who live in specialist disability accommodation still have to pay a reasonable rent contribution and other daily living costs, and use their NDIS funding to access other disability supports.
Not everyone who lives in specialist disability accommodation will have Supported Independent Living (SIL) supports, but some do. See more about Supported Independent Living.