Better housing choices for people with disability

By Staff Writers, 19 June 2020 , Comments

Northcott welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement yesterday of more flexibility and increased choice for NDIS participants to live with their families, friends and partners.

The changes to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) rules mean couples will be able to share a bedroom where they choose to do so, and children will be able to share a room with their parent or siblings.

SDA is an important category for people with disability who cannot live in mainstream housing because of very high support needs, but still want to live independently from carers.

Northcott’s purpose is to build an inclusive society where people can live the life they choose – including deciding on a place to call home. We’re building confidence in the future of this growing housing segment through new partnerships with a range of leading SDA developers, including DPN Casa Capace and AccessAccom. This complements our wide range of existing homes, which you can view here.

It is estimated that around six per cent of NDIS participants – around 28,000 people – will have SDA in their plans when the scheme reaches maturity.

For more information on yesterday’s announcement, click here

 

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