National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA): Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Position Paper On Draft Pricing And Payments

Currently, many people with disability are compelled to live in segregated and congregate housing and specialist accommodation arrangements in order to receive disability support, contrary to their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This response from ACDA to the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Position Paper details community concern that participants appear to have very little choice or control in being ‘streamed’ into SDA in the determination of eligibility under the NDIS and in the choice and control over the type of housing, and how with whom they will live, undermining the intent of the CRPD. The ACDA believe that the concerns raised in this letter warrant an urgent meeting with the National Disability Insurance Agency.

PWDA submission – Word document