Yesterday the Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert announced some long awaited changes to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).
The Minister announced:
- A new SDA Design Standard. These standards set out the design features any housing to be registered under SDA must include.
- A new SDA Innovation Plan. This Plan “outlines the activities the NDIA will undertake over the next 18 months to encourage innovation in SDA”.
- The SDA Limited Cost Assumptions Review. This mouthful of a review looked at the current prices for SDA and whether were high enough to cover the costs of providers and investors. The upshot is the review found they weren’t and a number of price increases have been recommended.
So good to hear things are moving when it comes to SDA – an area so many of you have found sooooo frustrating.
But it would have been easy to miss this announcement because … all of this information is ONLY available in the provider section of the NDIS website. Again.
We hope the information for participants is coming very soon ….