Specialist Disability Accommodation Seminar & Workshop
Thank you to all who attended the SDA Sydney Seminar and workshop 18th Oct 23 !
What an amazing turnout and group of developers, builders , sda providers and SIL providers .
The high level of engagement and interaction was most rewarding ! There was no holding back from this audience and for that we are grateful !
We look forward to delivering more events in Sydney in 2024.
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SOME MEMORIES FROM THE EVENT
SEMINAR SESSION (8.30AM - 10.00AM)
National Director ‑ Health, Aged Care and Seniors Living
SDA Pricing Review (from 16th June 2023)
Following a significant period of industry consultation, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) delivered the first Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Pricing Review on 16 June 2023.
With the input of a wide variety of industry stakeholders, the Review forms a comprehensive re-evaluation of pricing variables, mechanisms and numerous other recommendations formulated to guide market investment and provide optimal outcomes for participants.
This presentation will discuss how it impacts stakeholders
Kennedy Associates Architects
The SDA Pricing Review and the Designs covering every accommodation model
The recently released SDA Pricing Review is the most comprehensive review to date of the pricing arrangements that apply to the funding of SDA. As part of this review the NDIA commissioned Kennedy Associates Architects to prepare reference designs covering every accommodation model included within the Price Guide. It’s the first time that the NDIA has had reference designs. Anthony Nolan from KAA will discuss the findings of the Technical Report relating to the analysis of the reference designs
Everhomes Director - SDA Provider
Challenges with Tenanting SDA and the Importance of separation of housing and care
Dan will explain :
How supply and demand are factors contributing to the challenges with tenanting SDA.
Funding process and challenges
SDA lifecycle, stakeholder engagement and who is interacting with the end user
INTRODUCTION TO SDA (10.15AM -12.15PM)
This workshop will cover the following;
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? -
Builders, SIL Providers, SDA providers, Developers, Architects, Financiers, all who are interested in SDA
SPECIALIST DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION WORKSHOP
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Laila is the National Director of the Health, Aged Care and Seniors Living team.
She specialises in providing valuation and property advice.
Over the course of her career, Laila has worked across a range of asset classes including residential, commercial and industrial properties. In her current role, Laila undertakes valuations and advises clients in relation to medical, retirement, aged care and disability assets including going concern and freehold valuations on existing and proposed projects.
Laila specialises in the valuation of large portfolios for financial reporting purposes together with providing extensive market, demographic studies, acquisition and divestment advice.
Laila has been working in the property sector since 1997 providing a range of valuation services in both the residential and commercial sectors and also spent five years managing and operating her own real estate practice.
KENNEDY ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
Anthony is a partner of Kennedy Associates Architects, an architectural and urban design practice based in Annandale, Sydney.
Anthony has been designing specialist disability housing since before the NDIS and has worked on hundreds of SDA projects spread across a wide range of typologies and scales, and has a good overview of the diversity of SDA housing options.
Anthony has been extensively involved in advocacy & has contributed to the preparation of the SDA Design Standard and has recently prepared the reference designs for the SDA Pricing Review
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.