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5/06/2020
Policy News

NDS submission: Review of Skills for Victoria's Growing Economy

NDS calls for greater coordination of workforce training initiatives, improved training quality and more support for people with disabilities to gain employment.
News update
28/04/2020
News update

Implementing the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2) in disability residential settings – Your questions answered

The top 5 questions from the NDS Helpdesk regarding the implementation of the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2)
News update
20/04/2020
News update

Disability Act gazettal continues for Victorian residential services


Unless requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act 1996 can be upheld, re-gazetted Victorian group homes will continue to operate under the Disability Act 2006.

Specialist disability accommodation pricing paper released

People outside a group home

2/06/2016

I need to know this because:
  • The paper amends and updates benchmark prices for specialist housing released in draft form in April;
  • Support costs are not covered and will be assessed and funded separately by the NDIA;
  • The NDIA intends to price housing innovation;
  • SDA pricing is a welcome development, but it affects only 6% of NDIS participants. More action is needed to increase affordable and accessible housing supply.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Decision Paper on Pricing and Payments which outlines benchmark pricing for the land and built elements of SDA. It follows an earlier paper released on 1 April and a period of public consultation.

Only about 6% of NDIS participants will be eligible for SDA pricing – and it will not cover support costs, which are assessed and funded separately by the NDIA.

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