Specialist Disability Accommodation
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with permanent and significant disabilities. Introduced in 2016 the NDIS was designed to assist the 14% (around 4.3 million) of Australians currently living with an extreme functional impairment and/or very high support needs. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians. The NDIS also provides people with disabilities with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools.
What are SDA Homes?
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions, including to assist with the delivery of supports that cater for their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. When a person is deemed to have an extreme functional impairment and/or very high support needs, SDA dwellings allow them to live more independently. Approved SDA participants are eligible for guaranteed government funding as required under their NDIS plan. SDA funding under the NDIS will stimulate investment in the development of new high quality dwellings for use by eligible NDIS participants.
SDA Design Categories
SDA dwellings have special design requirements to meet the needs of people who have permanent and significant disabilities. All dwellings must be constructed to comply with the National Construction Code (NCC) and SDA requirements. A typical home is normally 3 – 4 bedrooms, housing 2 – 3 people with a disability and 1 carer. Different home designs are offered to suit tenants requirements, ranging from basic care to full spinal support designs. SDA dwellings provide tenants a place to live independently, whilst still receiving the daily care they require. SDA Homes are broken into four design categories, all with individual specifications and requirements. Below are the four design categories and descriptions of how they are specifically designed to cater to the needs of the disabled tenant.
Our SDA Homes
Silkwood Homes are highly experienced in constructing SDA dwellings across all four design categories, and have a range of SDA design compliant plans available to suit most blocks. As an approved NDIS home builder we guarantee a smooth build process from creation to completion, and will ensure that your new home is SDA compliant and meets all the necessary requirements.
As SDA home builds have more requirements and approvals than a standard home, our team makes sure we get it right every time. With an experienced land acquisitions team we choose approved blocks that cater to the NDIS requirements, providing close proximity to amenities and community facilities. Our in-house drafting team are trained in all SDA design requirements so you can choose from our existing range of SDA approved house designs, or meet with our team to create a custom floor plan. Out on site, our tradesmen and supervisors have completed all necessary training required to ensure your home is built correctly with care and precision. Having an experienced and highly trained team means our builds receive the ‘As built to SDA compliance’ certification on every handover, making sure there are no delays in enrolling your dwelling with the NDIS.
SDA Package Highlights
- Fixed price contract including site costs
- SDA 2019 compliant
- 20 year structural guarantee
- 2590mm ceiling height
- Face Brick/Cladding combination to front facade
- Timber planking vinyl flooring throughout
- Air-conditioned to living area and bedrooms
- Relationship with SDA providers
Our SDA Build Process
The benefits of investing in an SDA home
- Fixed Price Contract
- Long Term Lease
- Bipartisan Government funding for 20 years
- Socially significant investment
- Yields linked to CPI to ensure investment grows
- Your income is received in 3 separate payments: Reasonable Rent Contribution, SDA Accommodation payment and Commonwealth Rent Assistance
- Subsidies range from $12,419 – $107,236 p.a. per person
- Rental income ranges from $84,000 – $107,000 p.a. based on location and type of accommodation provided
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