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Our SDA Housing Supports

We offer various types of Specialist Disability Accommodation to meet different needs. Our accommodations range from single apartments to shared houses, all designed with accessibility and comfort in mind. 

Each option is equipped with features such as wheelchair access, safety modifications, and technology support to enhance independence and well-being.

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We can help you, or a loved one, access Specialist Disability Accommodation

New Growth Care Group can assist individuals interested in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) by assessing needs, helping find and secure appropriate accommodation, coordinating necessary supports, and planning transitions. We provide guidance throughout the process to ensure the individual’s housing needs are met efficiently and effectively. 

To learn more about SDA, or to get started, please reach out to our friendly team and contact us online.

Understanding SDA

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to housing designed for individuals with functional impairments or high support needs. These dwellings include accessible features that support more independent living and the delivery of other supports more effectively and safely. Some examples of these features include 

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What is SDA? (SDA)

Understanding NDIS housing support might seem tricky, but we’re here to simplify it for you, focusing on two key terms: Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL). They sound similar but serve different needs for people with disabilities. 

SDA is all about the place you live. It’s special housing designed for those who need extra help because of severe disabilities. This includes homes with features like ramps for wheelchairs, bathrooms made just for you and even home automation to make life easier. 

There are four design categories for SDA homes each built to suit different needs: 

  1. Improved Liveability,  
  2. Fully Accessible,  
  3. Robust, and  
  4. High Physical Support 

Understanding NDIS housing support might seem tricky, but we’re here to simplify it for you, focusing on two key terms: Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL). They sound similar but serve different needs for people with disabilities. 

SDA is all about the place you live. It’s special housing designed for those who need extra help because of severe disabilities. This includes homes with features like ramps for wheelchairs, bathrooms made just for you and even home automation to make life easier. 

There are four design categories for SDA homes each built to suit different needs: 

  1. Improved Liveability,  
  2. Fully Accessible,  
  3. Robust, and  
  4. High Physical Support 

But remember, SDA is for people who really need these special setups, and not everyone with an NDIS plan will qualify. 

SIL is more about the help you get in your daily life. It’s the support for doing everyday things, from getting ready in the morning to cooking meals, aiming to help you live as independently as possible. 

We know this can be a lot to take in, and even people who’ve been around the NDIS for a while can find it confusing. But understanding the difference between SDA and SIL helps you see how both can help make life better, whether it’s finding the right home or getting the support you need to live your day-to-day life. 

Our Mission

Who is Eligible for SDA

Eligibility for SDA is determined based on extreme functional impairment, very high support needs, and meeting specific NDIS funding criteria. Funding for SDA is directed to providers to assist with building and maintenance costs, while participants contribute towards rent and daily living expenses.

Our Values

Partnership with Connected Living Solutions

At New Growth Care Group, we believe in creating spaces where warmth, care, and community come together to form a home. Our partnership with Connected Living Solutions is a reflection of our shared commitment to enriching the lives of those with disabilities, ensuring that every individual feels valued, supported, and above all, loved. 

Our approach to Supported Independent Living (SIL) is deeply personal. We recognise that a home is more than its physical structure; it’s a sanctuary of comfort, safety, and belonging. That’s why, together with Connected Living Solutions, we focus on crafting environments that not only meet the practical needs of our residents but also envelop them in a sense of warmth and inclusivity. 

The expertise and compassionate vision of Jason Quayle, General Manager of Connected Living Solutions, align perfectly with our mission. Each project is undertaken with a specific individual in mind, guaranteeing that every home they create is as unique as the people who live in them. This bespoke approach ensures that every detail, from the design to the daily operations, is centred around providing the highest quality of care and support. 

At New Growth, we are more than a care provider; we are a community that cherishes respect, kindness, dignity, and love. Our homes are designed to be fully accessible, supporting a lifestyle of independence and dignity for all our residents. We pride ourselves on creating spaces that welcome not just our residents but their loved ones as well, fostering connections and memories that last a lifetime. 

Join us at New Growth Care Group, where compassion meets innovation, and every home is a testament to our dedication to changing lives for the better. Together, we’re not just growing; we’re thriving.

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How New Growth can assist with you accessing your SDA

At New Growth Care Group, we stand out in providing Supported Independent Living (SIL) services because we put heart and innovation at the forefront of everything we do. Our approach is simple yet profoundly impactful – we listen, we personalise, and we empower. 

Assessment and Planning

We can conduct a thorough assessment of your personal requirements to ensure that SDA is the correct fit, considering your support needs and living preferences.

Search and Placement

Our team can help in identifying and securing an SDA that aligns with your specific needs. When findingan SDA for you, we can take into account things like location, type of accommodation, and accessibility features.

Support Coordination

We can help with support coordination to arrange the necessary support services within your SDA, aiming for seamless integration of services to maintain consistency and stability in your daily life.

Transition Planning

We can help put together a detailed plan to facilitate your move from your current residence to the SDA, ensuring a smooth transition with minimal disruption to your routine.

How NGG can support you with SIL

At New Growth Care Group, we stand out in providing Supported Independent Living (SIL) services because we put heart and innovation at the forefront of everything we do. Our approach is simple yet profoundly impactful – we listen, we personalise, and we empower. Here’s why choosing us means opting for a brighter, more independent future: 

Personal Touch

We see the individual behind the disability. Our services are tailored to meet personal needs and goals, ensuring a perfect fit for everyone we support.

Passionate Team

Our team’s dedication sets us apart. With a genuine passion for making a difference and a deep commitment to the people we serve, we go above and beyond to ensure the best outcomes for our clients.

Innovative Solutions

We embrace innovation, whether it’s through cutting-edge technology or creative support strategies, to provide services that not only meet but exceed expectations.

Understanding NDIS

We’re experts in navigating the NDIS maze, making us your ideal partner in managing your plan effectively to get the most out of your SIL supports.

Driving Change

We're more than a service provider; we're advocates for positive change in the disability sector. Our mission is to elevate standards, promote inclusion, and champion the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Choosing New Growth means partnering with a leader dedicated to reshaping the disability sector through quality care, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to improving lives. Let us show you how we can make a difference together.

Our SDA Housing Supports

We offer various types of Specialist Disability Accommodation to meet different needs. Our accommodations range from single apartments to shared houses, all designed with accessibility and comfort in mind. 

Each option is equipped with features such as wheelchair access, safety modifications, and technology support to enhance independence and well-being.

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FAQs

What is SDA?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to housing solutions specifically designed for individuals with significant functional impairments or high support needs, enabling more independent living.

SDA is for individuals with severe and permanent disabilities that greatly limit daily activities. Eligibility requires a need for specialised housing, assessed by healthcare professionals or disability support providers. Funding approval, often through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), is also necessary.

Eligibility for SDA is determined through the NDIS and is intended for participants with extreme functional impairment or those who have very high support needs. The specific criteria and the process are outlined in detail by the NDIS

You can complete an NDIS assessment to determine whether you’re eligible for SDA or other housing support.

Application is through the NDIS, involving an eligibility assessment and submission of necessary documentation.

  1. Assessment: Get assessed by healthcare professionals or disability support providers to confirm your eligibility.
  2. NDIS plan: If you’re an NDIS participant, discuss your SDA needs with your planner.
  3. New NDIS application: If not, apply for the NDIS, emphasising your need for SDA.
  4. Request for SDA: Discuss SDA funding with your NDIS planner or LAC.
  5. Review and appeals: If needed, seek a review or appeal through the NDIS process.
  6. Engage with providers: Work with SDA providers to find suitable accommodation.
  7. Sign agreements: Finalise agreements with your chosen provider.
  8. Move-in: Once everything is set, move into your SDA accommodation.

New Growth Care Group can assist you with this process, helping to determine your eligibility and facilitate the application for SDA. We can also assist in gathering the necessary documentation and navigating through the required steps

SDA accommodation is not completely free. While the NDIS may provide funding towards the costs associated with SDA, participants are generally required to contribute to their daily living expenses, including rent, from their own income or other supports.

Types of SDA include modified apartments, houses, and group homes, designed to enhance safety and accessibility.

The types of SDA available to each participant are categorised based on physical accessibility and include options like Improved Liveability, Fully Accessible, Robust, and High Physical Support. Each category is designed to meet different levels of need and support for residents.

SDA is primarily designed to support individuals with high needs; however, the arrangements can accommodate families if the eligible individual’s support needs warrant it. The main focus of SDA funding is on the individual’s needs, but living arrangements can be adapted to also consider family situations

Yes, you have the freedom to choose your accommodation with SDA funding, provided it aligns with your disability-related requirements and the guidelines set by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

SDA funding is provided through the NDIS and is allocated to eligible participants to help cover the costs associated with specialist disability accommodation. This funding is intended for the physical dwelling and does not cover everyday living expenses, personal care, or support services​.