Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

People with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs require specialised housing options, including assistance with the delivery of their support. These types of purpose-built accommodations are referred to as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). Helping Solutions is a registered Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Provider under NDIS. We offer newly purpose-built dwellings to enable people with disabilities to live more independently with the necessary care in a more practical, beautiful and enjoyable living environment.

Under NDIS, newly built SDA are divided into 4 different design categories:

   • Improved Liveability
          • Livable Housing Australia ‘Silver’ Level
          • 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
   • Fully Accessible
          • Livable Housing Australia ‘Platinum’ Level
          • Housing that has been designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision for people with significant physical impairment
   • Robust
          • Livable Housing Australia ‘Silver’ Level
          • 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
   • High Physical Support
          • Livable Housing Australia ‘Platinum’ Level
          • Housing that has been designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision for people with significant physical impairment and requiring very high levels of support.

Some of the features included in SDA dwellings to optimize the independence of participants are:
   • Central location
   • Intercom in all rooms
   • Smart home devices and automation
   • On-site overnight assistance rooms
   • Ceiling hoists
   • Automatic Doors
   • Wheelchair accessible
   • Accessible toliet
   • Height-adjustable kitchen appliances
   • Drawer dishwashers
Addtional features and tailor-made design can be incorporated to meet the specific needs and personal preferences of participants.

Need more information about our specialist disability accommodation (SDA) services or want to sign up for our services, we are just one call away.