Specialist Disability Accommodation

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is designed to address the housing needs of participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

In 2008 Kennedy Associates were engaged by Housing NSW and NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) to prepare the design guidelines used for the delivery of the group home accommodation throughout New South Wales.

Since then Kennedy Associates have designed well over a hundred group home projects addressing a wide variety of accommodation typologies, and catering for a diverse range of client requirements. This work has included a series of specialist homes for dementia care.

This work has involved the provision of services for site acquisition, concept design, schematic design, construction documentation, construction stage services, client design meetings and presentations, preparation of 3D images, selection of finishes, preparation of landscape concept plans and site works plans, consultant co-ordination, and the like.

Our recent projects have explored the opportunities presented by the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with the ability to offer greater choices for the housing needs of participants. These projects have delivered innovative housing models that allow a greater degree of flexibility in the accommodation that is provided.

Current projects underway include the Hunter Residences Program that involves the provision of 69 custom designed dwellings across NSW, and a series of 8 innovative two-storey dwellings for Independent Living Villages.

See a recent presentation from director Anthony Nolan on this topic

Learn more about the provision of specialist disability accommodation for the National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS

Learn more about Liveable Housing Australia LHA

The new group homes are wonderful buildings read more of Minister Ajaka’s speech