Housing for people with disability

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Specialist disability housing
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Accommodating adults with intellectual disabilities and high support needs in Individual Supported Living arrangements

This research examines Individual Supported Living (ISL) arrangements, which have been developed to provide appropriate and preferred homes for persons with intellectual disabilities and high support needs.
Report

Specialist Disability Accommodation provider experience survey: June 2022

This report includes the results of the Housing Hub's second annual SDA Provider Experience Survey. In total, 28 providers completed the survey.
Briefing paper

How to make Australia's homes more accessible: research summary

A new study by La Trobe University and the Summer Foundation investigates the most important design features to make homes more accessible. It provides evidence to support national implementation of accessibility standards in the National Construction Code (NCC).
Report

Evaluating the discharge planning process

Improving the pathway from hospital to the community is the key to reducing the number of younger Australians stuck in hospital and/or discharged to residential aged care (RAC). This report presents preliminary findings from three studies initiated to explore and identify barriers, challenges and facilitators...
Report

Housing delayed and denied: NDIA decision-making on Specialist Disability Accommodation funding

In order to understand and engage with the SDA decision-making and appeals process, the Housing Hub and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre commenced a collaborative project in mid-2021, providing legal help to participants seeking reviews of NDIA decisions about SDA funding at the Administrative Appeals...
Briefing paper

The positive impact of Specialist Disability Accommodation: research summary

This research summary finds that SDA improves the lives of NDIS participants and may reduce support costs.
Journal article

Moving into new housing designed for people with disability: preliminary evaluation of outcomes

The purpose of this research is to assess the change in individual outcomes for people with disability and complex needs after moving into newly built, individualised apartments in the community.
Position paper

Supported Independent Living costs and impacts: Summer Foundation policy position statement

This policy position statement maintains that: The costs of Supported Independent Living (SIL) are an outsized contributor to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS, Scheme) budget growth. This is impacting Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) determinations made by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA, Agency). The cost...
Position paper

People with Disability Australia: 2022 federal election platform

The PWDA election platform asks the next federal government to deliver people with disability better protection from COVID, better jobs and financial security, better housing and better support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Report

CHPs and disability housing: an exploration of SDA

This survey report explores the participation of community housing providers (CHPs) in the disability housing market, to understand the challenges, barriers and opportunities for CHPs who are providing housing to NDIS participants that are funded for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).
Report

Support in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) apartments

This report summarises the findings of workshops and interviews held in 2021 with NDIS participant tenants living in co-located Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), as well as SDA and on-site shared support.
Briefing paper

Improving housing accessibility in Australia: research summary

This research summary provides an evidence base about the impact of specific design features on hospital discharge and ageing in place.
Report

Impacts of new and emerging assistive technologies for ageing and disabled housing

This research looks at how smart home assistive technologies (AT) may be best used in both the aged care and disability sectors to reduce the need for support services. It includes an assessment of ease of use, quality-of-life and cost benefit analysis, and contributes to...
Report

Home and living options for people with disabilities

Commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency, the aim of this review was to understand the interventions and strategies that are being used to help people transition out of institutional care into more individualised home and living options.
Briefing paper

Teamwork and culture in disability group homes

This is the first in Yooralla's 'Insights into Practice' series, which provide plain language summaries of key topics in disability support. The complementary roles of teamwork among employees and culture at the home are described.
Report

A Youth19 brief: young people with disabilities

This report explores the lives of students with a disability including health and wellbeing, housing insecurity, and creating a brighter future.
Report

Specialist Disability Accommodation supply in Australia: November 2021

This survey report offers insights into the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) pipeline across Australia in 2021, and combines the survey results with the data published by the NDIA to provide the market with an estimate of forthcoming supply. This report also provides insights into the...
Data portal

Younger people in residential aged care: GEN - Aged care data

​Using the most recent data available, this dashboard tracks the progress being made towards the Australian Government's targets to reduce the number of younger people (under the age of 65) going into residential aged care, and to help younger people who are already in residential...
Fact sheet

Younger people in residential aged care: factsheet June 2021

This factsheet presents highlights from the latest AIHW GEN Aged care data resource page: Younger people in residential aged care.
Report

Specialist Disability Accommodation provider experience survey: September 2021

Anecdotal evidence provided to the Housing Hub suggests that many Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) providers are under significant financial pressure, due to ongoing uncertainties in the market, as well as challenges in dealing with the NDIA. This report provides the findings of a 2021 survey...