With 28,000 NDIS participants expected to receive SDA funding, the demand for properties is set to skyrocket. Luke Bo'sher examines the bricks and mortar of what is being built and who it is for.
Once upon a time Australia built a disjointed, complex railway system that would haunt it for years to come. Today, Brent Woolgar writes, we are in danger of making the same mistake with SDA.
The NDIA recently updated the Specialist Disability Accommodation Price Guide, increasing both New Build and Existing Stock prices by 2.1%.
Despite the recent flurry of activity in the SDA space, there remains a critical missing piece of the puzzle, writes Brent Woolgar.
Over the last few weeks we have learned a lot about some State Governments positions regarding their existing stock of social and disability housing. This is vital information if you are considering investment in SDA.
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a complicated beast. Our NDIS Housing experts have produced a checklist with the key actions that organisations should be taking at 5 stages along the SDA journey.
New information out from the NDIA this week contains an unexpected (and unhappy) surprise for NSW SDA providers and confirms that SDA is ploughing ahead in Victoria and other states. Brent Woolgar explores the detail.
After much deliberation by governments, the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Rule has been made public. Luke Bo'sher outlines the key points of this long awaited piece of policy.
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
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.
There are many signposts for the future of NDIS housing in the recent NSW Government tender for 88 new dwellings for people with disability. Luke B’osher outlines the tender details and how it will work with the NDIS.
The unpublished 2014 NDIA Housing Paper has been obtained through FOI. It does not add anything to knowledge that was already in the public domain but you may be interested to read the original.