Appendix H Funding – Keeping Families Together

The introduction of Appendix H funding is wonderful news for SDA funded participants who wish to continue living with their (non-SDA funded) family members.

For NDIS Participants living with an extreme functional impairment, Specialist Disability Accommodation provides a more independent and accessible living environment compared to mainstream housing.

Previously, SDA funded participants had the option to live alone in a single bedroom dwelling, or live in a shared home with other SDA funded participants. This meant they couldn’t live with their non-NDIS family or loved ones, contradicting the NDIS mission of promoting choice and control.

Fortunately, this situation has recently been rectified through legislative change, with the inclusion of new “APPENDIX H” funding in the 2023-24 NDIS SDA Pricing Arrangements. Eligible SDA participants now have the opportunity to live with their non-NDIS family members or loved ones in their selected property. This change has been met with widespread relief and excitement from those seeking SDA housing, the broader disability community, and disability advocates.

While this change may not impact all SDA participants directly, its significance lies in the newfound ability for individuals with disabilities to exercise the same rights as all other Australians – the right to choose their living arrangements. This means people with extreme functional impairment no longer face the difficult decision between moving into an SDA home for greater independence, or being separated from their family.

The DHC have a number of new homes in our pipeline which are suitable for participants with Appendix H funding. To discuss what’s available, contact Ashleigh to discuss your housing needs.
Ashleigh Smith – NDIS Accommodation Manager – M: 0409 528 739

You can search for SDA availability in our Accommodation Listings.