Thank you to all who attended the Specialist Disability Conference ADELAIDE
Wed 1st June 2022
National Wine Centre, Adelaide
9.00am - 4.00pm
The event saw SIL Providers, SDA Providers, Valuers, Builders attend. We are most grateful to all who travelled from Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane to attend the event.
We extend our thanks to all Speakers (see topics and details below), Leben Homes, Mrs Peggs, Workspace Commercial Furniture, Sana Living, Hafele for their support .
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Adelaide Topics and presenter details
Michelle Gegenhuber | Executive General Manager
Beyond the Housing Crisis
A presentation considering the opportunities and the challenges in social, affordable and SDA housing in Adelaide.
The unmet need and the essential elements required to support systemic change so everyone has a place to call home.
Lalia Burnet | National Director Health, Aged Care and Seniors Living
The State of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in Australia to include;
• Factors influencing investment in the sector
• Investment Benefits and Pitfalls
• Future Outlook
Understand the type of contracts required to develop and operate an SDA Property under the NDIS
Alison Mcleod | Managing Director
Opportunities available for the property sector to deliver accommodation for NDIS and SDA participants
Anna Ashenden | Principal
Social Ventures Australia (SVA)
Measuring the impact of housing – the Disability Housing Outcomes Framework
Disability housing is changing, with customers having more choice and higher expectations. Providers, both SIL and SDA, need to be able to demonstrate their impact. Yet it’s hard to know what good looks like and challenging to compare between providers. To address this, a coalition of stakeholders from across the sector including people with disability and SIL and SDA providers have co-developed a way to measure the impact of housing on people with disability.
The Disability Housing Outcomes Framework (https://disabilityhousingoutcomes.com/) is a practical, person-centred approach to understanding what is working (and not working) in disability housing. It is already in use across the sector in providers both large and small.
In this session, Sam will outline:
• How you can measure the impact you’re creating
• How to implement the Disability Housing Outcomes Framework
• The outcomes we’re already seeing from providers using the tool
SDA eligibility, participant preferences and recent review and appeal outcomes.
• The 2 SDA Eligibility criteria – what they have in common – what distinguishes them – examples
• The SDA needs requirement – how it works
Preferences and recent outcomes
• Participants’ preferences as to building types – which includes living arrangements preferences – numbers of bedrooms etc.
• What weight attaches to preferences?
• What’s happening around this? Recent AAT decisions.
• Preferences and the Article 19 of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Director | Architect | SDA Assessor | NDIS Registered Provider
David will present on the following
Reaching Beyond the Standards – Understanding the disparity between Local Planning Codes, National Construction Code and the SDA Design Standards and how to navigate the landscape to develop high quality SDA.
Currently Local Planning Codes do not have the flexibility and understanding to handle Multi-residential SDA Developments. These are not Residential Care facilities, Community Residences or Respite centres. There needs to be a mechanism that will permit council approval while also allowing ownership of apartments/ townhouses/ duplex.
Compliance with National Construction Code is not always simple either, items such as ‘flush thresholds’ require performances solutions to deviate from the acceptable solutions under the NCC. Not to mention the mandates from Private Certifiers/Surveyors to develop Multi-Residential SDA under Class 3 to mitigate fire evacuation risks.
In this session, David will discuss:
Common misconceptions around multi-residential SDS and town planning schemes
Performances solutions around SDA Design Standards and the National Construction Code
What in this market is considered ‘Industry Best Practice’
John Moulang | Associate and Senior Access Consultant
Morris Goding Access Consultants
John will present on the following
1.Before Engaging an SDA Assessor
2.Essentials for an SDA Assessor Brief
3.Design (Preliminary) - Check, Certify + Register
4.Final-As-Built - Check, Certify + Register