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Newcastle SDA Events 

19th OCTOBER 2023

MERCURE HOTEL NEWCASTLE 

12 Steel St, Newcastle West NSW 2302

JOIN 1 SESSION, 2 SESSIONS OR JOIN ALL SESSIONS 

SDA SEMINAR 

Challenges with Tenanting SDA and the Importance of separation of housing and care 

Time : 1.00pm - 2.30pm 

Cost : $195pp

Includes coffee, teas, Certificate of Attendance 

INTRODUCTION TO SDA WORKSHOP 

Time : 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Cost : $195pp

Includes afternoon tea, Coffees, teas, Certificate of Attendance

SDA NETWORKING 

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm 

Cost:  $175pp 

Includes canapes and beverages  

 

TO ATTEND ALL 3 SESSIONS

Seminar, Workshop and SDA Networking 

Total cost :  $500pp 

Who  should attend? 

SDA Providers, SIL Providers, Builders, Architects, Developers, Financiers, SDA Stakeholders 

SPEAKER 

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Dan Acfield
Everhomes

As co-founder and CEO of Specialist Disability Accommodation provider Everhomes, Dan Acfield is passionate about helping people living with disability to live with as much independence and dignity as possible.


He strongly believes in the capacity of Specialist Disability Accommodation to improve the lives of people needing accessible or special housing, and is passionate about its capacity to help  deinstitutionalise accommodation for people living with disabilities in Australia.
Prior to Everhomes, Dan worked for many years advocating for the rights and wellbeing of children in care and adults with impaired capacity, and this background has been foundational in bringing a strong human rights focus to Everhomes’ approach.


Dan holds a Bachelor of Education and will be delivering the Introduction to SDA and partake in a session in the SDA
Intermediate session

SEMINAR TOPICS

  • Challenges relating to finding SDA Participants and; Challenges relating to filling SDA vacancies ​​

  • Separation of housing and care ; why participants need choice and control over their care and should be able to change providers and support workers at their discretion 

 

  • Value for Money vs a Participant's right to not share with another. 

       Discussion,  outcomes, appeals and impacts   

 
​This workshop will cover the following; 

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  • What is SDA?

  • How does SDA funding work?

  • How does a participant access SDA funding?

  • What are the challenges with developing SDA?

  • What is the SDA Design standard and why is it important?

  • Who do you need on your SDA project team?

  • Finding the right location for SDA (who for, where, and how much)

  • Ensuring compliance with the SDA Rules 

Who should attend? 

SDA Providers, SIL Providers, Builders, Architects, Developers, Financiers, all who are interested in SDA 

INTRODUCTION TO SDA WORKSHOP 

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SDA NETWORKING 

NETWORK WITH LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS ! - SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS THAT MATTER TO YOUR BUSINESS. 

INCLUDES CANAPES AND BEVERAGES 

6.00PM - 7.30PM 

 

JOIN BUILDERS, ARCHITECTS, ASSESSORS, SDA PROVIDERS, SIL PROVIDERS, DEVELOPERS, FINANCIERS AND MORE ! 

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