Specialist Disability Accommodation
Homes designed with you in mind
Sunnyfield, in partnership with Edenbridge Property, is developing innovative Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes in Sydney, greater NSW and Canberra. The first new homes being built in Maroubra and Concord will be completed by mid-2021 and are specially designed to suit the needs of people with very high support needs who meet SDA eligibility criteria.
Living in a SDA home
The new homes are architecturally designed and custom-built, with benefits of privacy, social inclusion, and on-site support.
Range of living options
The homes will feature a range of living options, including shared living and private one-bedroom villas
Home features selected by you
Residents will be able to provide input into the personal design elements of their new homes
24/7 on-site specialised support
Designed specifically to promote independent living, with on-site support available when you need it
Social and recreational spaces
Built to be homely and to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle
There are four design categories for NDIS participants that meet SDA funding eligibility.
All homes will offer 24/7 on-site care.
A shared home environment with two other house mates for people with sensory, intellectual, or cognitive impairment.
A home providing high-level physical access for people with significant physical impairment, shared with two other house mates.
A self-contained single occupancy villa for people with significant or profound intellectual disabilities to promote independence.
A shared home with two housemates, with 24/7 support for people with high complex needs to feel safe and independent.
Features and design
Shared living homes
These new homes are self-contained and feature:
- Large private bedroom with built-in wardrobe
- 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
These new homes are self-contained and feature:
- Large private bedroom with built-in wardrobe and ensuite
- Private courtyard
- Combined kitchen, living and dining area
- Kitchen with a sink, dishwasher, fridge, stove, oven, and washing machine
Have a question 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, and we are more than happy to assist with your enquiry.
What is SDA?
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a range of housing designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high needs. SDA homes are constructed to be more accessible for you. They enable better or safer delivery of other supports you may need.
What is SDA funding?
SDA funding is paid directly by the NDIA to SDA providers. SDA funding is for the cost of the home or building you live in. You will usually still need to pay rent or other personal costs to live in SDA. SDA doesn’t include the services or support you might get in that home.
How do I get SDA funding?
If you don’t have SDA funding in your NDIS Plan, you’ll need to go through the NDIA’s Informing Housing Solutions process to be approved for SDA funding and support. Sunnyfield can provide you with information so you can discuss Informing Housing Solutions with your NDIS Planner.
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
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 SDA eligible participant moves into a dwelling that has been enrolled as SDA, the SDA 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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