NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

Unlock the full potential of independent living with Sapphire Support’s specialist disability accommodation services in Sunshine Coast. We are an NDIS SDA Specialist Disability Accommodation provider dedicated to supporting individuals with high needs and complex disabilities to live life to the fullest.


SDA Accommodation & Support in Nambour, Sunshine Coast

Maximizing Independence through SDA Disability Housing

As a local NDIS SDA provider, Sapphire Support understands that everyone deserves a safe and secure home that meets their unique needs. However, for many individuals living with disabilities, finding suitable disability accommodation can be a significant challenge. That’s why we are dedicated to providing Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes designed empower those with high and complex support needs to live an independent and fulfilling life.

Our purpose-built or modified SDA accommodation and disability housing are designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with disabilities, providing them with the support and assistance they need to thrive. Our team at Sapphire Support is passionate about helping participants find the right SDA home, and we provide professional, compassionate and dedicated services to help you every step of the way!

Don’t let barriers stand in the way of finding the right disability housing, Contact Sapphire Support today to discuss your support requirements and learn how we can help you get the most out of your NDIS plan

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Specialist Disability Housing in Sunshine Coast

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Sapphire Support’s specialist disability accommodation home has been designed to meet the needs of participants with high care requirements. This house is bright and modern, fully accessible and features a range of specialised features and modifications, including:

  • Striking architectural design
  • Beautiful functional kitchen with height-appropriate benchtops
  • Open-plan living area
  • Wide doorways
  • Accessible shower, restroom, and toilet facilities
  • Rails in the bathroom
  • Fully maintained landscaped garden

For additional accessibility and peace of mind, our SDA home is fitted with the latest smart-home technology where residents have the ability to use their personal devices to control lights, blinds, access doors, air-conditioning and intercom systems!

The Benefits Of SDA Housing & Support

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Support For Independence

Live a more independent life with carefully designed and thoughtfully crafted homes that meet he unique needs of individuals with disabilities.

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Fully Accessible

Our SDA dwellings and accommodations are designed to be fully accessible to ensure all NDIS participants are able live independently and in comfort.

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Ensures Safety

For NDIS participants with complex needs, SDA dwellings provide a secure and supportive environment that prioritises their health and well-being.

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Helping You Navigate NDIS SDA Support

Navigating the NDIS for Specialist Disability Accommodation can be complex. At Sapphire Support, we are disability support providers who understand this and strive to make it as easy as possible for our participants to access the support and services they need for everyday living. SDA funding through the NDIS is provided to cover the costs of the SDA dwelling and to ensure high-quality accommodations are available. The NDIA assesses whether a person is eligible for SDA in line with the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation SDA Rules 2016

Taking the participant’s support functional capabilities, needs and goals, funding is calculated based on a number of factors including:

  • The design category
  • Accommodation type
  • Location

By obtaining SDA funding, participants can access accommodations that align with their care needs and life goals. It is important to note that funding is given to the participant, not the dwelling, allowing them the flexibility to move to a different SDA accommodation as their needs change.

If you’re considering your options for SDA, we’re here to help. You can complete our brief Application Form and our team will get in touch with you promptly to discuss availability and next steps. Even if you’re not quite ready to schedule an SDA call, we’re here to assist you every step of the way!

Are you eligible for SDA Funding?

Helping You Find The Support You Need

At Sapphire Support, we understand that not all individuals with disabilities automatically qualify for SDA benefits. To be eligible, participants must have:

  • Extreme Functional Impairment: Participants may still require support with everyday activities, even if the current home is modified. Whether it’s functional mobility assistance such as getting out of bed, managing medications, meal preparation, or day-to-day functioning and self-care tasks, SDA services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each participant.
  • Very High Support Needs: This refers to participants who require significant support on a daily basis, where parents or carers can no longer provide support or if participants and in a group or nursing home. In some cases, eligibility may extend to individuals whose behaviour poses safety concerns.

Determining eligibility for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) can be a complex process. At Sapphire Support, we are dedicated to helping you receive the support you need to reach your goals. Contact us today and discover the possibilities with Sapphire Support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a disability support service for people living with a disability that require special housing solutions to help them live as independently as possible. It is designed for people with functional and intellectual disabilities whose disability significantly impacts their daily life and activities at home.

Depending on the level of support required, an SDA property might be equipped with larger doorways, wider hallways and open living spaces, easy-to-access kitchen and laundry cabinetry, bedroom or bathroom aids (such as a hoist) or special technology including independent power solutions.

What are activities of daily living?

Activities of daily living (ADLs) are essential and routine skills and tasks that go into day-to-day living. These are often broken into two categories: Basic and Instrumental ADLs.

Basic Activities of daily living (ADLs):

  • Walking to get around the home or outside.
  • Feeding and eating
  • Dressing and grooming
  • Going to and using the toilet
  • Hygiene such as washing ones face and showering
  • The ability to move from one body position to another as well as being able to move from a bed to a chair, or into a wheelchair.

Instrumental Activities of daily living (ADLs):

  • Managing finances, such as bills
  • Using transportation, such as driving or using other means of transport.
  • Shopping and meal preparation.
  • Housecleaning and home maintenance such as cleaning after eating, keeping living areas clean and tidy, and keeping up with home maintenance and gardening
  • Using various communication methods, such as the phone and mail.
  • Managing medications, including obtaining medications and taking them as needed

What is the difference between SIL and SDA?

While both SIL and SDA are related to disability accommodation, they are distinct support services that are funded separately.

Specialist Disability Accommodation focuses on the housing aspect for individuals with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs to promote functional independence. SDA includes various types of accommodations such as shared supported housing, community residential units, or self-contained homes equipped with specialised solutions tailored to meet specific disability needs.

Supported Independent Living (SIL), on the other hand, refers to the on-site support services provided to help individuals live as independently as possible. SIL is designed to support individuals with tasks related to daily living, personal care, and community participation that may require more complex thinking skills such as shopping and meal preparation, housecleaning and home maintenance, managing medication, managing medication, cleaning oneself, maintaining living areas and more.

Can I live in a SDA Home?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) determines who is eligible to live in SDA. It’s important to note that not all people with a disability qualify – you must have an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.

Extreme functional impairment – this means that even if your home has been set up to suit your requirements, you still need help with everyday activities such as getting out of bed, getting dressed, making meals or going out.

Very high support needs – this means that you need significant support every day. Perhaps your parents have been providing support but may not be able to keep it up, or you’ve been living in a group or nursing home. In some cases, you may qualify if the way you act is not safe for you or the people around you.

What are the different types of SDA Housing?

There are five types of Specialist Disability Accommodation: Basic, Improved Liveability, Fully Accessible, High Physical Support and Robust. Each design varies based on the individual needs of the person.

Sapphire Support currently offers Fully Accessible SDA homes, which are wheelchair accessible, featuring wide doorways, ample visibility with appropriate lighting, accessible kitchen facilities, as well as accessible shower, restroom, and toilet areas.

How do I get SDA funding?

Potential participants will need to apply to the NDIS for SDA funding. When you apply, it helps to have a good support coordinator. They will assist in showing the NDIS that you qualify – that is, you have an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.

In order to add SDA to your plan, the NDIS must be sure that the service is a reasonable and necessary way of supporting you to reach your goals. Because of this, it is important to ensure that one of your goals in the NDIS plan is to “live as independently as possible.”

It’s also worth considering reaching out to occupational therapists who will be able to provide you with a report that explains how living in SDA will maximise your quality of life.

Why choose Sapphire Support as a SDA provider?

Sapphire Support is a leading SDA provider due to our commitment to delivering exceptional support and high-quality SDA homes. We prioritise your goals and well-being, working closely with you to ensure that you receive the necessary assistance and accommodations to thrive. With our expertise and personalised approach, choose Sapphire Support for a reliable and supportive SDA experience

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