In The Media | 13 April 2017

The Evolution of Housing for People with Disabilities

Australia needs to work towards a future where the disability service system and housing solutions work together and where the current limits to choice and control are progressively removed writes Dr George Taleporos, policy manager at the Summer Foundation.

This week on the ABC’s Lateline program, people with disabilities had a glimpse of the future of disability housing in Australia – a future where people with disabilities choose where they live and who they live with.

This is something that most of us take for granted, but for people with disabilities it is an exciting new possibility that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is promising to deliver. The NDIS’ Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) payments make it possible for people with disabilities to have choice about their housing by allocating housing payments to the individual with a disability rather than the service provider.

Source: Pro Bono Australia