The Missing Piece
After two years of waiting, we finally have all the pieces of the NDIS Housing puzzle. It all started on 1 July, now it’s time to work with our NDIS Housing experts to move beyond the overview and plan how you are going to respond to this huge housing funding opportunity.
We will dive with you into the complex detail to work out just how your organisation can be a serious player in NDIS housing.
Who should attend?
- Senior Managers
- Policy Analysts
- Disability Support Providers
- Community Housing Providers
- Architects and Designers
- Housing Finance Organisations
From 1 July 2016, people with disability will have housing vouchers they can spend on new and existing housing. Between 500-900 properties are expected to be built every year for the next 8 years. This workshop will detail how this new funding stream will operate. We will work through the detail of how the NDIS’ Specialist Disability Accommodation payments work and examine how lenders are approaching lending. The workshop will identify the housing development opportunities, likely demand issues and cash flow risks. The workshop will also look at how housing providers and support providers will develop relationships in this new world of funding.
NDIS Housing: The Missing Piece is presented in partnership with
Welcome & Introductions
NDIA Payments & Pricing: The Detail
Strategic assessment of pricing and payments in the NDIS for housing providers
The Missing Pieces: Making it Work
Bringing communities together and planning for housing
Dealing with uncertainty and vacancies
Financial models for housing providers
The Challenges for Support Providers: Q&A
Getting the Relationship Right: Support Providers
Separation of housing and support
Understanding the needs of people with disability
Relationship between housing and support providers
A Plan for the Future
8 Steps for NDIS Housing readiness
Strategies to move forward with housing
Tools for organisations
With a career in disability that spans 3 decades, Roland Naufal is one of Australia’s most knowledgeable disability professionals. He was winner of the 2002 Harvard Club Disability Fellowship and from 2012 to 2014 consulted on NDIS design for the National Disability & Carer Alliance.
Roland has held leadership roles in some of Australia’s most successful disability organisations, including CEO Villa Maria, General Manager Yooralla, State Manager Vision Australia and CEO Association for Children with a Disability. He worked extensively on disability deinstitutionalisation and lectured on the politics and history of disability. Roland has degrees in Economics and Social Work and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Luke has been a key player in the development of the NDIS, working extensively on scheme’s design in his roles as a Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency and advisor at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In his time at the NDIA Luke’s work focused on engagement with the sector to increase housing options for NDIS participants and the delineation between the NDIS and other mainstream systems such as health and education.
In the non-government sector Luke led the establishment of the Australia’s peak body for young people, worked as a Community Projects Manager at Mission Australia and has served on the Board of community sector peak bodies and home and community care providers. Luke’s disability sector experiences includes three years working in residential disability services, including government and non-government run group homes. Luke has recently completed a Fulbright Scholarship at New York University’s Center for Urban Policy. In addition to working with Disability Services Consulting, Luke is also the Summer Foundation’s Head of Policy & Strategy.
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Don't just take our word for it. Over 1,500 people have now attended a DSC NDIS workshop. Here's what previous NDIS Housing participants had to say about the day:
What do you say to participants and their families about how the NDIS can help overcome the housing problem? Luke Bo'sher and Libby Ellis explore four key questions for Support Coordinators, service providers, advocates and families to be looking at with participants.
Two months have passed since the NDIA released its final housing policy paper. Now that we all know the detail, this is what we are seeing emerge as the next generation of housing in the NDIS, writes Luke Bo’sher.
Townsville will have approximately 220 NDIS participants funded for housing, 96 of those will be looking for a new place to live. Luke Bo'sher highlights the key things your organisation should know.
John McInerney, DSC Consultant and outgoing inaugural chair of the Australian Community Housing Industry Association examines NDIS Housing and the role of community housing associations
Explore NDIS Housing by numbers with DSC's own NDIS Housing: The Missing Piece infographic.
The NDIA have released their final position on NDIS Housing. There's some devil in the detail, but the big picture remains largely the same as the last draft. Luke Bo'sher highlights the key things your organisation should know.
We finally have all the pieces of the NDIS Housing puzzle, 500-900 properties to be built every year for the next 8 years. Luke Bo'sher provides a critical overview of the Pricing & Payments Position Paper released last Friday.
Over the past 5 years, the Summer Foundation has developed and refined a new innovative model of housing and support for people with significant disabilities. This model demonstrates that the provision of good quality housing that is accessible and centrally located improves quality of life and social inclusion, while decreasing reliance on paid supports and reducing life-time care costs.
The NDIA has just released the overarching pricing framework for how it will calculate and pay for NDIS Housing. It is also calling for innovative housing ideas in the Barwon trial site in an unusual Request for Information.
The Summer Foundation's latest report documents the evolving insights about how to design housing to support people with significant disabilities to live in their own apartment with as much independence as possible.