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 Stronger Together 1 ST1 Program.

Since then Kennedy Associates have designed a wide variety of group home accommodation typologies, catering for a diverse range of client requirements.

This work has involved the provision of services for: site acquisition, concept design, schematic design, construction documentation, provision of ongoing design advice during construction, 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.

Recent work undertaken for BlueCHP, Independent Living Villages and a range of non-government clients fits within this body of critical thinking and enquiry.

In undertaking this work we have also established a consultant team with a strong track record of working together, who know and understand the importance of collaboration and integration between disciplines as well as the primacy of the core relationship with stakeholders.