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Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

MTA in Sydney and Queensland

Specialist disability accommodation (SDA) is a range of housing designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.SDA dwellings have accessible features to help residents live more independently and allow other supports to be delivered better or more safely.Thrive365 carefully selects it's SDA partners and has successfully transitioned many participants that have enjoyed living in high grade housing with quality in home care services that are 24/7.

Specialist disability accommodation (SDA) is a range of housing designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. 
SDA dwellings have accessible features to help residents live more independently and allow other supports to be delivered better or more safely.

Participants eligible for SDA:

  • have an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs
  • meet the specialist disability accommodation needs requirement and the NDIS funding criteria

More information about SDA and eligibility is in the SDA Operational Guideline .

SDA helps to stimulate the market to produce high quality, contemporary, accessible, well-designed housing for participants with SDA funding in their plan. SDA funding is paid directly to SDA providers to cover the building and maintenance costs. Participants pay a reasonable rent contribution and other day to day living costs such as electricity bills.

What type of SDA housing does Thrive365 service?

Thrive365 provide SIL services in SDA categories that are Participants with SIL and funding for SDA- High Physical Supports, Fully Accessible and Improved Liveability. 

There are SDA standard has 4 categories of SDA design, as set out in the SDA Rules (2020) of the NDIS:

  • improved liveability
  • robust
  • fully accessible
  • high physical support.
Thrive365 are exploring new builds to include Robust accommodation in the future, please explore our vacancies that we have and get in touch with our friendly team. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Specisalist disability accommodation is one of the home and living supports the NDIA may fund. It’s funding for somewhere to live for as long as you would like to live in your accommodation. SDA options can come with no supports or with care supports. Thrive365 is a SIL provider therefore we support Participants that require 24 hour a day supports. 

Medium term accommodation isn’t a standalone support, and it is included in your plan as part of your other home and living support needs. Funding for medium term accommodation only covers the cost of the accommodation for the time you stay there and this generally covers a 90 day period.

SDA Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits 2023-24

The NDIS Pricing Arrangements for Specialist Disability Accommodation (previously the Price Guide for Specialist Disability Accommodation) is a summary of price limits and other pricing arrangements that apply to SDA under the NDIS.

The SDA price calculator can help providers calculate the expected annual income of an SDA dwelling.

Learn about recent changes to pricing arrangements and price limits on the Pricing updates page.

Along with the NDIS Pricing Arrangements for SDA, there are 2 other key sources of information on SDA, including the:

Previous SDA arrangements and calculators can be found on the Pricing arrangements archive page.

Some NDIS participants receive funding for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

SDA has accessible features to help residents live more independently and have better access to the supports in their home. 

NDIS provides funding through a participant’s plan and the participant, often with additional support such as a support coordinator, then finds and applies for the SDA option that best suits their needs.

SDA funding in participant plans is used for housing, not services or supports.

Our staff have the necessary qualifications and are supported to have continuous opportunities for training and upskilling. We are able to provide a complex level of care in the following: Peg feeding, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management, medication management, wound care, Diabetes Management and Tracheostomy care. Our support staff are provided guidance from our Health Liaison team that have experience in aged care, disability care and health care. We also have by appointment the availability of an EN nurse for complex care support.

We carefully build our teams around Participants with qualified support workers who have access to ongoing training, access to guidance & up to date best practices through the support of our Health Liaison team. Our teams work locally every step of the Participant journey before a suited home is found & then transitioned into. We work supporting Participants and their team of supporters from onboarding, to finally moving in & creating an environment where Participants can start living their best lives. 

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