I’m from MS Queensland and we’re an organisation that was established with a vision to see a world free of multiple sclerosis and its impacts. We provide a range of free and funded services to people with MS and have expanded into supporting people with other neurological conditions as well. In particular, our accommodation branch […]
Housing Hub is a fantastic online community that connects people with a disability to accessible housing options across Australia. You’ll see Accessible Homes Australia projects listed through the service, which also includes great resources for those just starting the process towards Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). We chatted to Housing Hub’s Housing Options Facilitator, Lydia Dockrill, […]
The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) scheme was designed and implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to assist with housing for people with a disability. SDA is split into four types of design categories that cater to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants: Improved Liveability, Robust, Fully Accessible and High Physical Support. These categories […]
Accessible Homes Australia (AHA) founder and CEO Perry Cross has been appointed to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Reference Group. As one of 17 people on the committee, Perry will provide insight and advice to the Australian Government on how it rolls out the SDA scheme nationally, a conversation close […]
Why Specialist Disability Accommodation applicant Brett Morris wants to live independently at East Palm Beach
Brett Morris believes regaining independence is life-changing for a person with a disability – and that is why he wants to move to Accessible Homes Australia’s Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) at East Palm Beach. “Imagine if I could make lunch, get dressed, open my own door and head to the shops on my own,” Brett […]
Accessible Homes Australia (AHA) has announced its first Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) project on the northern Gold Coast, within Aniko Group’s $140 million 1 Grant Avenue residential precinct at Hope Island. The new project, scheduled to be open for occupation by December 2021, will see the creation of ten purpose-built, high physical support apartments within […]
Accessible Homes Australia Managing Director, Tom Ray, presents AHA’s East Palm Beach SDA apartments, right on the beach at Palm Beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Would you like to know more about Supported Independent Living (SIL) and how it works in with Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)? Accessible Homes Australia founder Perry Cross AM met with Brianna Barry, the SDA Intake Manager at MS Queensland, to chat through the practicalities, funding information and options for SIL funding. Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or […]
I suffered a spinal cord injury at the age of 19 playing rugby union. I’m now a c2 ventilated quadriplegic, which means I can’t move or feel anything below my neck. This means I need to rely on round-the-clock support from carers, who help me do all the day-to-day things. Ever since my injury, I’ve […]
Accessible Homes Australia is celebrating the official launch of our East Palm Beach Specialist Disability Accommodation project on the Gold Coast, alongside our preferred disability services partner MS Queensland. Located on 23rd Avenue in Palm Beach, AHA’s East Palm Beach project will provide seven SDA apartments for occupation from July 2021, offering independent living to […]
If your goal is to live independently, while having the comfort and security of a dedicated team, then Supported Independent Living (SIL) could be the best option for you. SIL means 24 hour assistance is available to meet your needs, while empowering you to live as independently as possible. SIL offers a range of assistance […]
The Journey to Independence When I became a C2 ventilated quadriplegic at 19 years of age following a rugby accident 25 years ago, living with independence in my own home didn’t seem like an option.And in reality, homes designed to adequately support people with high-supported needs to live independently simply didn’t exist until more recently […]
A home is the key to a better lifestyle As a disability support advocate, one of the things I’m most passionate about is finding ways to keep people with special needs connected to society. One of the ways we can achieve this is through sporting programs, which is why I founded the Sports Access Foundation. […]
For many living with a high needs disability, moving in to a house they can call their own is a life-changing goal. The good news is, this goal is achievable, with the right support. SDA Services helps people realise their housing dreams by producing quality housing reports for their SDA application, using the correct language […]
What is it? Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing for participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) who need specialist solutions and support to cater for their needs. The funding is available to help participants build, buy or rent specialist accommodation, providing opportunities to live independently or in share homes, with onsite access, where […]
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