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The latest in disability employment policy, including updates on supported employment modelling, a good practice guide on SWS, and new DES quality guidelines.
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NDS policy roundup: February 2024

In recent sector policy issues, we look at our work since the NDIS Review Report, our recent submissions, and the latest legislation that affects providers.

Agency releases new SDA data and 'my NDIA app'

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An SDA Market Information Statement 2021 has been produced to support the development of the specialist disability accommodation market. It confirms what disability service providers are seeing - that is, a supply imbalance between single-participant apartments built for participants with high physical support needs and participants with SDA funding for that category of housing.

The Agency’s Statement notes:

"There will continue to be a need for innovative single-resident dwellings, however the rate at which High Physical Support single-resident dwellings are being enrolled compared to other dwelling types does not align to the likely approved demand profile anticipated by the NDIA.

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