SDA market wrap: The bricks and mortar

In July 2016, the NDIA launched a policy to encourage the market to build 12,000 new housing places for people with disability. The policy also enables 16,000 existing homes to be renovated or refurbished. Today we know it as the SDA. This level of construction is unprecedented. The SDA policy could potentially see more housing for people with disability built in the next five years than has been constructed over the last half-century.

How the NDIS is using the market to create housing for people with disability

Housing for people with disability is being transformed from grants-based funding to a market-based system where people with disabilities control their own funding. This market has the potential to grow in size by around A$5 billion over the next five years in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

What do a Train and SDA Have in Common?

Closing date: August 28, 2017

Once upon a time, Australia had the opportunity to create a truly visionary National system. A system that allowed for seamless and consistent operations across all states and territories. However, the states had parochial attitudes, ill-informed advice and a lack of national focus.

NDIS Report Card – Young People in Residential Care

Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that admissions of young people with disability to RAC rose by 20 per cent in 2016 in two of the three NDIS trial sites despite the NDIS being available.

Rights in Specialist Disability Accommodation

Closing date: June 30, 2017

Tenants, families and carers in specialist disability accommodation are invited to share their views on how their rights can be protected in the transition to the NDIS. The current housing laws are not fit for the NDIS environment, as it is often hard for residents to change service providers in their home. To address this issue, … Continued