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Specialist Disability Accommodation

Expressions of interest now open.

Welcome to Sunnyfield and Edenbridge Property

Sunnyfield has partnered with Edenbridge Property to develop a series of innovative homes within Sydney, greater NSW, and Canberra.  The first new homes will be built in Maroubra and Concord. These new homes will be completed by mid-2021 and specially designed to suit the needs of people with very high support needs, who meet SDA eligibility criteria.

The homes will be architecturally designed and custom-built to feel like your place to call home, with benefits of privacy, social inclusion, and on-site care. The homes will feature a range of living options, such as a 3 bedroom shared living home, or a private one-bedroom villa.

Residents who are successful in securing these opportunities will take part in choosing their own bedroom colours, and provide input into the personal design elements of their new homes.

SDA Accommodation

Housing Categories

There are four design categories for NDIS participants that meet SDA funding eligibility.
All homes will offer 24/7 on-site care.

Improved Liveability

A shared home environment with two other house mates for people with sensory, intellectual, or cognitive impairment.

Robust

A self-contained single occupancy villa for people with significant or profound intellectual disabilities to promote independence. 

Fully Accessible

A home providing high-level physical access for people with significant physical impairment, shared with two other house mates.

High Supports

A shared home with two housemates, with 24/7 support for people with high complex needs to feel safe and independent.

A place to call home

 

Features and Design

Shared homes

These new homes will feature:

  • large private bedrooms with built-in wardrobes
  • a landscaped fenced backyard
  • fully accessible kitchen and bathroom
  • social and recreational spaces outdoors
  • internal access from covered parking
  • open plan living and dining areas with plenty of natural light

Built to be homely and easy to live in. Tailored to people with disability, it’s your new place to call home

One bedroom villas

These new homes are self-contained and feature:

  • large private bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and ensuites
  • a private courtyard
  • combined kitchen, living and dining area
  • a kitchen with a sink, dishwasher, fridge, stove, oven, and washing machine

Designed specifically to promote independent living, with the benefit of having on-site care available when you need it. It’s your new place to call home.

 

Timeline

 

Your Journey Home

Upcoming events

SDA Information Session (Virtual) 

Want to learn more about SDA funding? Don’t miss out on our upcoming SDA Information Sessions with our team of experts.

Date: 27 August 2020, 10 September 2020 and 24 September 2020
Time: 11am – 12noon

A few things to know about Specialist Disability Accommodation

We aim to provide all the information you need to find the right solution for your needs. If your question remains unanswered, give us a call, we are more than happy to assist with your enquiry.

What is SDA?

Specialist disability accommodation (SDA) is housing that has been specially designed or modified to suit the needs of people who have an ‘extreme functional impairment’ or ‘very high support needs’. If you are eligible, the NDIS will fund the cost of your housing through SDA payments to an SDA provider.

How do I get SDA funding?

Participants who are eligible for SDA funding are those with extreme functional impairment or those who have very high support needs. If you don’t have SDA funding in your NDIS Plan, you’ll need to go through to an Informing Housing Solutions process to be approved for SDA funding and support. Informing Housing Solutions will assist you with up to 75 hours Support Coordination funding to access assessments and investigate your housing options to determine if you are eligible for SDA housing.

What type of SDA funding can I access?

When a participant is eligible for SDA the NDIA will provide that participant with an amount of funding. The NDIA considers the participant’s goals and preferences, and calculates the amount of SDA funding based on:

  • Design category – determined by the participant’s support needs
  • Dwelling type – determined by both the goals and needs of the participant to achieve those goals
  • Location – determined by both the goals and needs of the participant, and which represents value for money.

The participant can then use that funding to find a dwelling to move into that is consistent with their goals and support needs. SDA funding is provided to a participant not a dwelling, and a participant can move from one dwelling to another.

 

About SDA housing category - Improved liveability

Improved Liveability
Housing that has been designed to improve ‘liveability’ by incorporating a reasonable level of physical access and enhanced provision for people with sensory, intellectual, or cognitive impairment, including people with blindness, deafness, or sensory processing disorder causing severe functional impairment.

The home environment has some additional design features for people with sensory, intellectual, or cognitive impairment in order to live more independently.

About SDA housing category - Robust

Robust
Housing that has been designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision and be very resilient, reducing the likelihood of reactive maintenance and reducing the risk to the participant and the community.

This model is built for people with significant or profound intellectual disabilities,  Who regularly exhibit behaviours of concern (complex or challenging behaviours) that may impact the quality of life or physical safety of the individual and/or those around them.

The home environment helps to minimise the risk of injury for residents, minimise neighbourhood disturbances and can cope with heavy use. The home environment features adequate space and safeguards to support the needs of residents with complex behaviours.

About SDA housing category - Fully accessible

Fully accessible
Housing that has been designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision for people with significant physical impairment.

The home environment is designed for people with significant physical impairment, who experience an extreme or complete loss of the ability to perform one or more self-care or self-management functions. This can include mobility, eating, toileting, or managing their behavior.

The home environment provides a high level of physical access, which enables participants to maximize their independence and privacy.

About SDA housing category - High Physical Supports

High Physical Supports
Housing that has been designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision for people with significant impairment and requiring very high levels of support.

The home environment is designed for people with significant physical impairment (acquired brain injury (ABI), spinal cord injury, or progressive neurological disease i.e. MS) and require access to constant or immediately available support services for a large part of the day.

The home environment combines a high level of physical access with a 24/7 support service to enable people with complex support needs to feel safe and healthy, whilst promoting independence, choice and control.

How providers are paid under SDA

When a participant moves into a dwelling that has been enrolled as SDA, the provider can then claim against that participant’s NDIS SDA funding.

I don’t have SDA funding but would like to know more

If you’d like to find out more about SDA funding and eligibility, simply fill in the contact form below, and one of our team members will give you a call to discuss your options further.

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I’m interested!

Expressions of interest are now open for NDIS participants with SDA funding, fill out the form and one of our team members will be in touch.

T 1300 588 688
E enquiries@sunnyfield.org.au