Building and Managing SDA

If you’ve made the decision to build or invest in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), these resources may help:


Managing SDA: Investment and Ownership
This resource is designed to assist SDA investors and providers to consider various ownership and investment models and to provide some prompts about the day-to-day administration of an SDA property.

The resource has been developed to share case studies and learnings across providers delivering SDA in Australia. This resource is to be used as a guide only. SDA is a complex area and providers and investors will need to seek specialist legal and financial advice prior to embarking on SDA projects.

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Robust SDA Design Considerations
The guide focuses on design features that enhance access, particularly for people with significant physical disability and who consequently require a high degree of physical support. The guide draws upon lessons learnt through tested built examples.

This resource provides specific considerations for Robust SDA, the SDA category specifically created for participants that may require positive behaviour support, and is designed to be read in conjunction with, and in addition to, the requirements for accessible housing outlined in Summer
                                                                       Housing Designing for Inclusion and Independence design guide.

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Designing for Inclusion and Independence
This comprehensive guide from Summer Housing details all aspects of the development of high quality housing for people with complex support needs. It is a practical resource that will support developers and builders in the briefing, design and specification of highly accessible housing

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Separating Housing & Support Services
This toolkit is for existing disability housing and support providers – it demonstrates why separating housing and support service provision is beneficial and how it can work in practice. The toolkit also details the challenges involved in separating housing and support services and explains how to work through the process.

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