Reimagining group housing and living: workshop findings and recommendations
In October to November 2022, the Housing Hub ran a series of workshops designed to gather collective knowledge about SDA-funded group homes from providers and stakeholders. This report provides background to the workshops and discusses the main findings and recommendations.
Getting the NDIS back on track: a survey of people with disability
Nearly half a million people in Australia with disability are participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The findings of this recent survey reveal a conundrum at the heart of the NDIS participant experience - while many individuals see the real benefits of the...
Providing an evidence base for Home and Living decisions
The Summer Foundation and Occupational Therapy Australia conducted a survey in July 2022 to explore the role of occupational therapists (OTs) in helping NDIS participants request SDA funding. The aim was to understand the functional assessment and report-writing process from the OT perspective, and provide...
Specialist Disability Accommodation supply in Australia: October 2022
This report is the fifth iteration of a national survey of SDA providers that aims to help inform stakeholders in the market.
Budgetary impact of timely specialist disability accommodation payment approvals
This analysis shows that additional Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) approvals, delivering substantial quality of life improvements, may well not impose substantial additional budgetary costs, as savings significantly offset SDA costs.