Specialist Disability Accommodation
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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will soon be spending more than $22 Billion per annum on services for over 460,000 people with disability across Australia. The NDIS is creating huge opportunities (and challenges) for housing development.
This includes but extends beyond the development of an additional 14,000 places of the NDIS funded Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).
Delegates will be provided with information about the NDIS housing landscape, SDA and development pathways as well as key issues and trends from skilled practitioners.
Who should register for the livestream ?
· Investment advisors
· Building Surveyors
· Support Providers
· Law firms
· Support Coordinators
· Owners and managers of existing housing for NDIS participants
· Self-managed superannuation fund owners
CPD Certificates of Attendance provided for Building Professionals
What is Specialist Disability Accommodation?
On March 14, 2017, the Specialist Disability Accommodation Rules 2016 (SDA Rules) came into effect. The framework for delivery to eligible participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been established using the SDA Rules, the NDIS Act 2013 and NDIS Rules under the Act.
The SDA Rules set out the criteria for NDIS participants to have SDA funding included in their plan, including the type of dwelling that SDA funding can be used on and the way payments will be paid to registered providers of SDA.
About the SDA Design Standard
The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard that Bruce Bromley was a co-author of provides:
clarity to SDA housing design requirements to be enrolled,
and gives providers the flexibility to respond to participant needs and preferences.
It sets out detailed design requirements that will be incorporated into newly built SDA, seeking enrolment under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
This standard details four categories of SDA design which are set out in the SDA Rules:
High Physical Support
Improved clarity of design requirements will add to provider confidence and surety of compliance. Ultimately, this will strengthen the SDA market.
The SDA Design Standard will:
lead the way that architects, builders and the community view how housing for people with a disability should be built
ensure participants continue to have access to high-quality housing models
give providers the flexibility to respond to participant needs and preferences.
The NDIA is determined to see this growing market build. It wants investors, developers and existing providers to grow their confidence in SDA.
Managing Director, Equal Access Group
Co-Author of the SDA Design Standards
As one of the co-authors of the new NDIS specialist disability accommodation design standard and accredited disability access and egress consultant (ACAA #MN187) Bruce is well placed to present the technically complex provision of SDA in an easy to understand seminar presentation.
Bruce is the founder and Managing Director of the Equal Access Group of companies and has extensive experience in the development of universally accessible built environments including retail, hospitality, public transport, healthcare, education, aged care, residential, industrial as well as external environments.
Director, MC Two Pty Ltd
Consultant advising on housing and services to people with disability
Joseph Connellan has 30 years' experience in developing and delivering improved services, especially in housing and disability services. He has been CEO for a number of not for profit organisations including Supported Housing Limited, the then-largest NonGovernment disability housing company in Australia.
For the last 10 years, Joseph has been advising Government and Non-Government agencies around Australia through his consultancy firm, MC Two Pty Ltd., on housing, disability services, health and not for profit governance.
NDIS Housing Landscape
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Overview and Roles
SDA Price and Payment
SDA Current State of Play and Trends
SDA Reviews and the Innovation Plan
Key SDA players
Collaboration with Supported Independent Living (SIL) providers
Understanding the SDA Categories
Understanding building types & classifications
SDA categories and Building Code of Australia
Participants per residence
Minimum features required to achieve SDA certification
Steps to achieve certification
Is town planning or a development application required?
Home automation & Power backup
Building conversions to SDA