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Specialist Disability Accommodation

Southern Star Care's practice is to adapt our services to each client's specific requirements.
Specialist Disability Accommodation

As a result, people who have disabilities receive assistance that is tailored to their unique aspirations and capabilities.

  • Spending is capped each week: Southern Star Care ensures that clients receiving SDA services spend no more than the amount agreed upon each week. This gives individuals the ability to plan with assurance.
  • At Southern Star Care, we understand that individuals have varying requirements regarding their living arrangements. As a result, we make flexible living arrangements for those individuals, allowing them to live wherever they are most comfortable while still adhering to their NDIS plans. – Locations are flexible based on your request of living: At Southern Star Care, we understand that individuals have different needs regarding their living arrangements.
  • Supported Independent Living (SIL) is an alternative that Southern Star Care offers to participants of the SDA program. SIL accommodations can take the form of small community group houses, supported flats, villas, or apartments, depending on the participant’s requirements and goals.
  • Constantly accepting requests and ready to go: Southern Star Care is constantly accepting requests and is ready to go to provide individualised SDA services to individuals who need them.

What is specialist disability accommodation (SDA)?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to purpose-built housing that caters to individuals requiring tailored housing solutions to meet specific impairment and disability requirements. This encompassing range of services is designed to address significant functional impairments or exceptionally high support needs.

Our accommodations incorporate features that empower individuals with disabilities to live independently, all while receiving personalised care. With assistive technology, our Specialist Disability Accommodations enhance the quality of life, enabling residents to move around their living spaces confidently and safely at their preferred pace.

Our Approach to Specialist Disability Accommodation

At Southern Star Care, we aim to provide comprehensive services to help you live independently. Our Specialist Disability Accommodation is designed to support your needs while equipping you to live an independent life. Our dedicated support team is trained to aid you in your daily activities while upholding your quality of life, autonomy, and self-respect.

Our trustworthy staff is always ready to help you take the next step. With our Specialist Disability Accommodation, you can move around in a safe and supported environment. Additionally, our accommodations are weaved into a community, creating a sense of belonging and normalcy.
We are committed to enacting positive transformations in the lives of our residents. Our residences are meticulously designed to offer comprehensive support, and our trained staff collaborates closely with you and your requirements. Be assured that you’re in an environment where your well-being through attentive care and support is our foremost concern.

24/7 Care and Assistance

At Southern Star Care, support is available around the clock, ensuring assistance is accessible whenever needed. Our dedicated team of trained support staff is here to help you at any time of the day. This continuous availability empowers residents to actively participate in daily activities and community events without feeling isolated or unsupported. Whether it’s personal care, social interaction, or medical assistance, our support services encompass all aspects of daily life.
Our team is devoted to cultivating a welcoming and inclusive community. We recognise the significance of creating a nurturing and accommodating environment. With carefully designed Specialist Disability Accommodation, we cater to various disabilities, prioritising accessibility and safety.
Our commitment lies in empowering residents through our SDA and evolving support, aiming to enhance the quality of life, independence, and community involvement. At Southern Star Care, we invite you to embrace life to the fullest.

Specialist Disability Accommodation FAQs

SDA dwellings have unique features that allow accessibility and support to people with a disability. Nevertheless, Specialist Disability Accommodation is provided only in exceptional cases, with specific eligibility criteria in place:

A person with a disability having extreme functional impairment
A person with a disability who has very high support needs.

It is noteworthy that SDA funding covers the capital costs of the dwelling. The funding also supports investments in installing high-quality equipment to facilitate SDA dwellings.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) has been put in place by National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to make practical, supportive and assisted living available for persons with a disability participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The following are the disabilities that SDA can cater to:

⦁ Physical disabilities
⦁ Sensory disabilities
⦁ Multiple disabilities
⦁ Intellectual disabilities
⦁ Mental health disabilities.

The availability of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) depends on the particular disability a person has.

SDA facilities are designed into four categories, allowing accommodation providers to offer the required services and support. The four categories are:

⦁ Improved liveability
⦁ Robust construction
⦁ Fully accessible
⦁ High physical support

Based on the nature of the disability, participants can choose a suitable Specialist Disability Accommodation. To be eligible for SDA, a person must have extreme functional impairment or very high support needs, limiting them from taking care of themselves and participating in everyday activities.

The features of a Specialist Disability Accommodation depend upon the category of disability a person has. These are:

Improved liveability: These houses have better physical access for people with sensory, intellectual, or cognitive impairments.
Fully accessible: These living spaces are made completely accessible with high support features.
Robust: Houses that are built such that they require low maintenance. They offer a sturdy and safe environment to live in.
High physical support: These homes are meant for people with high support needs, including power supply backup, home automation etc.

If you are looking to become a resident in a Specialist Disability Accommodation, here are the steps to follow:

Understand your housing needs (including the nature of assistance and support you will need) Collect relevant supporting documentation to establish your eligibility for moving into an SDA.

Download a home and living support accommodation request from the NDIS website.

Fill in the required details.

Submit to the NDIS. Please allow some time for the NDIS to respond.

Alternatively, you can download the form and take a printout of it.

Fill out the form using a pen and post it to a nearby local NDIS office or area coordinator.

NDIS can help with moving logistics. This includes booking transportation, packing and unpacking belongings etc. You can discuss these needs with your NDIS planner to find more ways. Transitioning to a Specialist Disability Accommodation is a life event; everyone involved tries their best to ensure you have a hassle-free and positive experience.

Southern Star Care’s Specialist Disability Accommodation aims at being a home away from home. If you want more information on how our staff can help you settle down, please contact us at (03) 7022 6778. Our team is available 24/7, offering assistance and support tailored to your needs. Speak with our experts today!


Southern Star Care are always nice. They are very professional, and the staff treat me with the outmost respect.

– T.S

.I can’t thank Southern Star Care enough. They have never let me down, and their support workers have created such a bond with my two daughter.

- C.W

Having worked for different NDIS providers, this organization is always trying to see how they can meet the needs of their clients to the point the director goes out of his way to support clients when there is no support worker available. Also, they're always impacting skills of their support workers via in-house training.

- M.M

Passionate, driven and determined staff, wanting to improve the life of others within the NDIS sector. Great provider to work with that really focus on quality of care, which is proven on a daily basis Will be recommending!

- J.P

Based on my experience I can 100% say that Southern Star Care is good for people living with Disability and for those who want to work in this Disability support industry.

- P.D