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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

News and commentary on the NDIS (66)

These links all address housing and supported living provisions of the NDIS:

Explainer – unlocking the SDA rule
Every Australian Counts, 12 April 2017
What is the new Specialist Disability Accommodation Rule and what does it mean for people with disability under the NDIS?

The SDA rule is a really important document because it sets out how and what accommodation can be provided for people with very high support needs through the NDIS. It’s protected by law and has the agreement of all state and territory ministers ...

The Evolution of Housing for People with Disabilities
George Taleporos, Probono News Australia, 11 April 2017
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 ...
Norman Hermant, Lateline (ABC TV), 4 April 2017 (Video 5m 15s, transcript)
With just three years to find housing for 27,000 people, the NDIS has found unexpected support from major builders, who have seized on the opportunity to build accessible homes for tenants with special needs ...
Ilan Wiesel and Karen R Fisher, The Conversation, 12 February 2017
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to help more people with disability access the support services they need to live independently in the community. But the majority of NDIS participants have low incomes. So, without substantial financial assistance, they struggle to find affordable housing to move into. In recent years there has been much public policy discussion about shared ownership housing models – also known as shared equity – as part of the solution for this problem ...

Re-post from News and commentary on the NDIS (64):

NDIS housing rules for people with a disability could be life-changing
Libby Calloway, Kate Tregloan, The Conversation, 23 March 2017
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Rules were tabled in federal parliament in mid-March. The new rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables those people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing ...

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