Supported accommodation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Temporary accommodation
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.
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...
Report

Report on public hearing 13: Preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services (a case study)

Public hearing 13 examined the experiences of a group of people with disability living in disability residential accommodation in western Sydney provided by a non-government disability services provider, Sunnyfield Disability Services.
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).
Submission

A new residential aged care accommodation framework: COTA Australia response

This submission is a response to the Australian Department of Health's aged care reform 2021 consultation paper and advocates for an accommodation framework that encourages innovation, consumer choice and control, and facilitates a variety of accommodation models responsive to consumer preferences.
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

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...
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

Accommodating transition: improving housing outcomes for young people leaving OHC

This research examined the housing, homelessness, mental health, alcohol and drug and juvenile justice service usage pathways for out-of-home care (OHC) leavers in Victoria and Western Australia.
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...
Report

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) investor think tank: findings and recommendations

Thousands of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) dwellings are needed to meet Australia’s accessible housing needs. The Summer Foundation established the SDA Investor Think Tank in early 2021 in response to uncertainties in the market. Its purpose was to inform and support active and appropriate market...
Report

Exiting prison with complex support needs: the role of housing assistance

This research examines policies and programs relevant to the housing pathways of ex-prisoners with complex support needs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, including what benefits result from current housing assistance settings.
Journal article

Patterns of group home culture in organisations supporting people with intellectual disabilities: a cross-sectional study

Organisational culture in group homes for people with intellectual disabilities has been identified as an influence on service delivery and staff behaviour. The aim of this research was to examine patterns of culture across group homes in disability organisations.