The new price guide indicates that New Build and Existing Stock SDA Prices have been increased by 2.1% and flags the NDIA's intentions to review SDA prices in line with CPI. We hope it provides more confidence to SDA investors and will help accelerate SDA supply that is dramatically behind demand. The new price guide is at www.ndis.gov.au/SDA-pricing-payments
Brent is a bona fide master of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) detail, which considering he is an engineer is not surprising. Brent has built his reputation as one of the sector's leading experts in SDA with involvement in over 50 SDA related projects to date, ranging from parent groups, small organisations, large national organisations, state governments, community housing providers, for-profit investors, developers and many financial institutions. What Brent doesn’t know about SDA is probably the stuff the NDIA don’t know themselves yet.
Brent brings a unique skill set to NDIS Housing, with over 25 years consulting experience in accessible design as well as a lived experience as the proud father of teenage identical twins, one of whom has cerebral palsy.
Brent is a Subject Matter Specialist in SDA & SIL.
SDA without a comparable Supported Independent Living (SIL) policy is useless, it cannot service the needs of people with disabilities. But, as Brent explains, they are currently not sufficiently linked in policy or practice, potentially having serious consequences for participant's rights.
Here are 10 of the most important questions and answers from our recent Investigating Housing with Support Coordination webinar.
Brent Woolgar analyses the new respite pricing structure to see if the numbers stack up.