specialist disability accomModation (sda)
OC Connections offers specialist disability accommodation (SDA) in South East Melbourne, including: Ashwood, Chadstone, Clayton, Hampton East, Mount Waverley, Oakleigh and Oakleigh South. This is dedicated disability accommodation for varying support needs.
What Is Specialist Disability AccomModation?
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is dedicated accessible housing for people with a disability. It includes modified houses, at varying levels, to meet the specialised disability needs of people with a disability.
OC Connections manage 14 houses in South East Melbourne which are SDA assessed and registered with varying levels of accessibility and liveability to meet the needs of a diverse population.
We help those with disabilities find an appropriate environment to meet physical and specialised disability support needs in our disability accommodation housing.
A Range of Specialist Disability AccomModation Types
Specialist Disability Accommodation is categorised depending on its level of accessibility.
These categories include: basic, improved liveability, robust and high physical support. OC Connections manage houses in each of these categories. You can see a list of our houses with vacancies below.
When you ask for SDA in your NDIS plan, the NDIS will require you to have an assessment to determine eligibility and which category of Specialist Disability Accommodation housing will best suit your needs. The NDIS will fund you for this assessment. You can find out more about accessing SDA NDIS funding and disability housing below.
How do I Access Specialist Disability Accommodation NDIS Funding?
Specialist Disability Accommodation is NDIS funded. Participants need to be assessed for
YOU NEED TO BE ASSESSED FOR SDA FUNDING
In order to be assessed for SDA funding, you need to have 1) a housing goal in your NDIS plan, 2) NDIS funding for an SDA application, 3) an identified need for specialist disability accommodation (SDA). This will be your accessibility requirements.
WORK WITH A SUPPORT COORDINATOR
You can work with a support coordinator to assist you to determine whether your current NDIS plan can accommodate for this disability accommodation service, or if you require a NDIS plan review to include both the housing goal and funding for an SDA application. You can also discuss this at your NDIS planning review meeting.
CREATE A HOUSING PLAN (SDA APPLICATION)
Once you have NDIS funding for the SDA application, your support coordinator can create a Housing Plan (SDA funding application), which will present evidence based on your requirements for Specialist disability accommodation funding, and will submit this to the NDIS.
APPLICATION REVIEW (NDIS)
The NDIS will review your application and will decide: If you are eligible for SDA funding Which SDA housing design category will best suit your disability needs & support.
SEARCH FOR VACANCIES
Once you know which category of SDA housing you have funding for, you can search for disability accommodation vacancies by disability providers in the area where you wish to live. You can see our list of vacancies below.
Note: Provision of SDA refers to the provision of the dwelling itself, and not the supports or services (such as Supported Independent Living), which may be delivered in the dwelling. Such disability supports and services are assessed and funded separately by the NDIS. OC Connections provides disability accommodation services including: Supported Independent Living, Short Term Accommodation (Respite), Specialist Disability Accommodation & In Home Support Services.
Why Choose OC Connections as your SDA Provider?
We have a range of Specialist Disability Accommodation vacancies available now, from basic to robust, beachside to eastern suburbs. We work with you to find the right fit, with the right housemates, in the right location.
OC Connections is a professional disability SDA provider. We own and manage several SDA houses, and manage some DHHS-owned accommodations. We work with you to access other disability services, as well as guiding you through our internal areas of support: My Days, My Home, My Work, My Support Coordination.
You share our vision and mission for providing dedicated SDA support to people living with disabilities.
SPECIALIST DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION VACANCIES
OC Connections have a number of vacancies available that we manage and staff across south eastern Melbourne.
HAMPTON EAST, VICTORIA
2 bedroom vacancies in low to high support, collaborative home. This house has ensuite bathrooms, 2 open living areas, a large garden with shaded BBQ area, and great proximity to shops and transport.Hampton East
1 bedroom vacancy in friendly and social high care need home. This house has two living areas, beautiful gardens with an alfresco + BBQ area, fully wheelchair accessible features, and great proximity to public transport.Clayton
MOUNT WAVERLY, VICTORIA
1 bedroom vacancy in friendly and social low care need home. This house has two living areas, beautiful gardens with an alfresco + BBQ area, and great proximity to public transport.MOUNT WAVERLEY
1 bedroom vacancy in low support, friendly home. This house has a beautiful backyard with a raised vegetable garden, wheelchair accessible amenities, heating and cooling, and great proximity to shops and transport.Ashwood
1 bedroom vacancy in low support, social and pet-friendly home. This house has 2 shared bathrooms, a large living area, a huge, green backyard with outdoor seating, and heating and cooling in shared spaces.Oakleigh
Specialist Disability Accommodation FAQS
What is SDA?
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is accessible housing built or modified for people with disability.
Are there different types of SDA?
Specialist Disability Accommodation is assessed and categories into four design categories:
Basic – housing without specialist design features but with a location or other features that cater for the needs of people with a disability and assist with the delivery of support services
Improved Liveability – housing that has been designed to improve ‘liveability’ by incorporating a reasonable level of physical access and enhanced provision for people with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment disabilities
Robust – housing that has been designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision and be very resilient, reducing the likelihood of reactive maintenance and reducing the risk to the participant and the community.
High Physical Support – Housing that has been designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision for people with significant physical impairment disabilities.
How does funding for NDIS work?
Funding for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is for the housing, not for the supports. Participants must apply for NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation to be part of their NDIS plan. However, prior to this, they must have funding for an SDA application as well as a goal for housing in their plan. You can read more here.
Who is eligible for SDA?
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is usually for people who have high functional impairment or high complex support needs and require specialist housing for specialised disabilities.
You need to be assessed by NDIS to determine your eligibility for SDA. You can meet with us to discuss the process and requirements of SDA funding.
Who will I be living with in OC Connections SDA?
When you select OC Connections as your preferred SDA provider, we will work with you to establish if any of our houses and occupants are the best fit for your needs, personality, requests and requirements.
Which type of SDA does OC Connections offer?
OC Connections manage 14 houses in South East Melbourne which are Specialist Disability Accommodation assessed and registered with varying levels of accessibility and liveability to meet the needs of a diverse population.
See our Specialist Disability Accommodation home categories and suburbs below:
High Physical Support
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