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Specialist Disability Accommodation SDA

When your housing needs are a little more complex, Lighthouse Disability partners with housing providers to offer high-quality SDA housing in Adelaide that really feels like home.

Find yourself at home with SDA you can depend on.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is available to individuals with specific housing requirements. Whether you require modified doorways, wheelchair access, assistive technology or any other specialist home alterations as a result of your disability, Lighthouse Disability is here to help.

We match clients with suitable housing that meets their specific needs. If further modifications are required, we can help to coordinate those too. As a not-for-profit NDIS provider, our sole focus is on our clients' needs.

Why choose us?

Strong history

When you want the right SDA accommodation in Adelaide for your specific needs, Lighthouse Disability is your first choice. There are many reasons to consider us for your SDA housing and NDIS needs, first and foremost, is the fact that we've been supporting people with disabilities since 1989.

We're not-for-profit

We're a not-for-profit organisation, meaning we prioritise our clients' needs above anything else. All of our SDA houses are designed to feel like home, while still providing the access and supports you need to live life on your terms. You'll be supported every step of the way by our highly trained and skilled staff, who work with you to achieve your goals.


Connecting you with like-minded providers

If there is ever a time we can't meet your needs, we have a strong network of trusted and reliable NDIS providers that we can refer you to. We truly care about helping you achieve your goals, and we'll leave no stone unturned to ensure you get the comprehensive support you need.

Let's chat

Deciding to move out or transition from the family home is a big choice, and it's natural to have a lot of questions during this process. As a trusted provider of SDA housing in Adelaide, we've always got properties available to suit your accessibility and personal care needs. Our friendly and experienced team are ready and available to provide assistance. Feel free to reach out to us by:

call us on 8256 9800

email us 

fill out the online form


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is an initiative under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) designed to provide tailored housing solutions for individuals with significant disabilities. Unlike traditional housing, SDA properties are purpose-built to meet the unique needs of NDIS participants, ensuring accessibility, safety, and a better quality of life.

How is SDA different from Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

While both SDA and Supported Independent Living (SIL) are integral components of the NDIS, they serve distinct purposes. SIL focuses on support services aimed at helping individuals with daily tasks like cooking, cleaning, and personal care, fostering independence in day-to-day living.

In contrast, SDA is centred on the physical accommodation itself, ensuring it is specially designed to cater to the complex needs of those with significant disabilities. SDA aims to create an environment that fosters autonomy, mobility, and accessibility.

If you choose to live in a Lighthouse Disability SDA, you may also choose us for SIL. Please note that these will be two different services and you will be required to review and sign a service agreement for SIL and a tenancy agreement for SDA.


What is an SDA provider?

An SDA provider is an organisation or entity that owns, manages, or develops SDA. SDA providers collaborate with participants, NDIS planners, and support coordinators to deliver customised housing solutions, providing ongoing support and maintenance to enhance the overall living experience.

While Lighthouse Disability is a registered SDA provider, the majority of our SIL houses are owned by community housing providers who provide SDA to our clients.

What are the different SDA categories?

SDA properties have been categorised into five groups based on the level of support they offer, each tailored to meet specific disability profiles and support requirements.

  1. Basic: A basic level of support but do not have extreme functional impairments or high support needs.
  2. Improved Liveability: Focused on design features that enhance the overall quality of life within the residence.
  3. Fully Accessible: Emphasides accessibility features, making the property suitable for individuals with mobility challenges.
  4. Robust: Designed for individuals with high-risk behaviours, requiring durable construction and safety measures.
  5. High Physical Support: Tailored for individuals with complex support needs, featuring advanced assistive technology and modifications.

How do I get SDA in my NDIS plan?

To include Specialist Disability Accommodation in your NDIS plan, discussing your housing needs with your NDIS planner is crucial. They will assess your eligibility based on the severity of your disability and the specific support requirements. If deemed eligible, your planner will work with you to identify the most suitable SDA category and make the necessary arrangements to incorporate it into your plan.

Specialist Disability Accommodation Enquiry

Lighthouse Disability has a number of SDA housing vacancies for all accessibility levels. If you or a loved one is living with disability requires personalised SDA housing, Lighthouse Disability is here to help. Get in touch today and we'll be more than happy to discuss your situation.

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“Lighthouse Disability is a great place to work. It’s been clear since day one that the focus is always on the person that we are supporting.”

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