SDA Mastery

Welcome to ‘SDA Mastery,’ the podcast series hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. In each episode, we’ll be sharing valuable insights and tips that can help you learn the intricacies of Specialist Disability Accommodation. We’ll demystify the entire SDA process, give you direct access to experts in the field, and help you to discover what life is like, as an SDA provider. Whether you’re thinking about leaping into SDA or looking to level up your existing NDIS business, you’re in the right place! Come on in! Let’s explore the SDA space together.

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Thursday Jun 06, 2024

Welcome to another insightful episode of SDA Mastery, hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. In this episode, we delve into the crucial relationship between Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) providers and Supported Independent Living (SIL) providers.
Join us as Rachel from Allara Support Services and Karen from MyLife Housing share their experiences and insights on:
The roles and responsibilities of SIL and SDA providers
The importance of collaboration between SIL and SDA providers
How to ensure participants receive the best care and accommodation
Challenges and solutions in maintaining effective partnerships
Whether you’re an SDA provider, a SIL provider, or someone interested in understanding the dynamics of disability accommodation, this episode is packed with valuable information.
Episode Highlights: 
1:15 - Meet Rachel from Allara Support Services2:30 - Meet Karen from MyLife Housing4:10 - Understanding the roles of SIL and SDA providers7:20 - The importance of collaboration12:45 - Challenges in the SIL and SDA relationship18:30 - Ensuring the best outcomes for participants23:00 - Final thoughts and advice

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

In this episode of SDA Mastery, Tania Gomez is joined by Angad Singh, the visionary behind Nirvana Lifestyles, a leading SDA property developer. Angad shares his unique journey from dentistry to property development, revealing the passion that drives his work in creating inclusive and accessible living spaces.
Episode Highlights:
00:59 - Introduction to Nirvana Lifestyles
02:25 - Understanding Property Development
04:03 - Challenges in SDA Development
13:07 - Role of Technology in SDA
15:09 - Successful SDA Projects
18:45 - Practical Advice for SDA Developers
Key Takeaways:
The importance of engaging SDA and SIL providers early in the development process.
Balancing functionality and aesthetics in SDA homes.
Integrating innovative assistive technologies to enhance the living experience for residents.
Navigating planning and regulatory challenges in SDA development.
Whether you're a developer, a service provider, or someone interested in the field of Specialist Disability Accommodation, this episode offers valuable insights and practical advice to help you succeed in this evolving industry.
Tune in to SDA Mastery and empower yourself with the knowledge to excel in the world of Specialist Disability Accommodation!
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Monday Jun 03, 2024

Welcome to another insightful episode of SDA Mastery, hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) with Karen from MyLife Housing.
Episode Highlights:00:59 Introduction to MyLife Housing: Learn about MyLife Housing, founded in 2020, and their mission to provide accessible and innovative living solutions for people with disabilities.02:25 SDA Apartment Model: Discover the unique apartment model that MyLife Housing uses to integrate SDA units within mainstream buildings, promoting a sense of community and independence.04:03 Design and Accessibility: Explore how MyLife Housing collaborates with developers from the design stage to ensure practical and aesthetically pleasing accessible living spaces.13:07 Challenges and Solutions: Karen discusses the challenges faced as an SDA provider, including funding gaps and maintenance issues, and how they navigate these obstacles.15:09 Future of SDA: Gain insights into the potential changes in the SDA landscape, including the implications of the NDIS review and strategies to manage oversupply and maintain sustainability.
Key Takeaways:▪️Importance of designing SDA apartments that blend seamlessly into mainstream buildings.▪️The role of feedback from residents in improving the design and functionality of SDA homes.▪️Strategies for managing investor expectations and ensuring long-term viability of SDA projects.▪️Innovative approaches to address oversupply and maintain tenant occupancy.
Join us in this comprehensive discussion that sheds light on the intricacies of providing top-notch Specialist Disability Accommodation. Whether you're an investor, a developer, or someone interested in accessible living solutions, this episode is packed with valuable insights and practical advice. Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more content on SDA and accessible housing innovations!
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Wednesday May 01, 2024

Welcome to another episode of SDA Mastery, brought to you by Tania Gomez Consulting. In today’s episode, we sit down with Perry from GR8 Property to explore the day-to-day operations and insights into the life of an SDA provider. Dive into Perry's journey through the evolving landscape of SDA and learn about the challenges and opportunities within the NDIS sector.
Episode Highlights:
00:49 About Perry and His Background in Property Management and SDA02:25 SDA Definition and Types05:37 Care Providers Journey in SDA09:06 What Makes a Great SDA Provider10:03 Difference Between SIL Provider and SDA Provider11:22 Advice to New SDA Providers
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Wednesday May 01, 2024

Join host Tania Gomez in this enlightening episode of SDA Mastery, where we sit down with Angad Singh from Nirvana Lifestyles to explore the future of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). Dive into a comprehensive discussion about the recent review's impact, changes in government regulation, and strategies for navigating the SDA market.
Episode Highlights:01:04 Angad Singh on the NDIS Review02:17 Removal of the IL category and its implications06:58 Insights on SDA pricing and returns for investors07:53 Tips on SDA Development and Choosing Location11:20 Reviewing the Recent Recommendations and their Broader Impacts
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Wednesday May 01, 2024

Welcome to another engaging episode of the SDA Mastery podcast where we're joined by Rachel, founder and CEO of Allara Support Services. Let us dive deep into the nuances of SIL and its integral role within the SDA landscape. Throughout the episode, Rachel shares her extensive experience in the disability sector, focusing on her journey and innovations in providing SIL services. Learn about the distinct differences between SDA and SIL and its models.
Join us as we explore the challenges and breakthroughs in SIL provision, offering actionable insights for SDA providers and those considering entering the field. Whether you're an industry professional or someone interested in the dynamics of disability support services, this episode is packed with valuable information aimed at enhancing understanding and service delivery.
Episode Highlights:00:54 About Allara and Rachel's Journey as a SIL Provider02:34 Difference Between SDA and SIL03:40 Day to Day Inside a SIL Home04:19 SIL Models11:54 What Makes a Good SIL Provider15:34 Advice to New SDA Providers18:20 Future trends and predictions in SIL and SDA
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Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

Curious about best practices or the nitty-gritty of commercial models? Wondering about the dynamic between SDA and SIL providers? We've got answers! Plus, we'll dish out tips on managing conflicts of interest and demystify the SDA plan review process. In this episode, where we engage in a deep dive into the transformative journey of becoming an SDA provider. Our special guest, a former teacher and public guardian office employee, shares their unique perspective on the profound positive social changes facilitated by SDA and the crucial role it plays in offering housing choices to individuals with disabilities. The conversation encompasses various facets of SDA provision, from defining the role of an SDA provider and exploring diverse business models to emphasizing the distinction between SDA providers and Supported Independent Living (SIL) providers. Our guest underscores the importance of values-based approaches and person-centred care, shedding light on the challenges and rewards inherent in the SDA provider role. Practical insights, such as payment structures and the Reasonable Rental Contribution (RRC), are explored, offering a comprehensive understanding of the operational aspects. The episode culminates with invaluable advice for those venturing into the SDA space, advocating for a participant-led model and emphasizing thorough research to ensure a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities. If you're passionate about making a difference in the disability care landscape, this episode is a must-listen, providing a roadmap to navigate complexities and contribute positively to the SDA community.
⭐Episode Highlights:
00:25 - Dan's SDA journey from teaching to the Office of the Public Guardian, witnessing the need for enhanced housing options for people with disabilities.
01:00 - Motivation for positive social change and improved housing options through SDA, focusing on choices for individuals and well-being.
02:27 - Clarifying SDA providers as NDIS-registered entities, separating roles of building houses and providing support services.
03:55 - Addressing confusion about SDA providers building houses, emphasizing a people-centred approach and NDIS Commission standards.
04:50 - Best practices for SDA providers: people-centred approach, cultural values, positive social impact, and compliance.
06:11 - Commercial models of SDA providers, direct agreements with NDIS participants, collaborative relationships with SIL providers.
07:50 - Attributes of a good SIL provider, recognizing when not the best fit, collaboration between SDA and SIL providers.
09:55 - Relationship between SDA and SIL providers, addressing co-tenancy issues, and providing holistic support.
12:10 - Attributes of a good SIL provider, diversity of support requirements within the disability community.
13:03 - Conflict of interest between SDA and SIL providers, emphasizing ethical principles, choice, and control for NDIS participants.
14:56 - Challenges for SDA providers: managing investor expectations and aligning them with market reality.
16:35 - Rewards of being an SDA provider: contributing to positive social change, and working with passionate individuals.
18:10 - Career transition from teacher/public servant to running a for-profit business, excitement, and challenges of decision control.
20:11 - Expansion plans for SDA housing in Queensland, maintaining high-quality service amid exponential growth.
22:10 - Technical details of SDA provider payments, monthly subsidy, reasonable rental contributions, and investor charges.
25:01 - Clarifying disability support pension, rent segmentation, utilities, and food costs for SDA participants.
27:01 - Participant-led model in SDA, balancing stakeholder interests, advice for new providers focusing on participant needs.
29:13 - Advice for new SDA providers: research, collaboration, market consideration, and participant needs.
30:11 - Conclusion: Addressing potential SDA providers, simplifying complexities in the SDA space.
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Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

In this video, the host interviews David, Chief Executive Officer of Adapt Housing, about the recent changes in the SDA Price Guide. David explains that the changes have brought a lot of positives for participants, investors, and developers. One significant change is the increased funding for improved livability in fully accessible housing, which was previously neglected. However, there has been a drop in funding for high physical support apartments. David also discusses the challenge participants face in getting the right level of funding and highlights the journey of Brendon, a participant who had to fight for the right funding for his forever home. Overall, the video provides valuable insights into the impact of the recent changes in the SDA Price Guide.
⭐Episode Highlights:
0:57 - Adapt Housing and Background
2:26 - Recent Changes in the SDA Price Guide
4:09 - Positive Changes for Participants and Properties
4:25 - Negative Changes in Apartment Funding
5:47 - Expectations for Future Changes
7:04 - Importance of Consistency in Participant Funding
9:02 - The Journey of Brendon Woolf
11:01 - Challenges and Solutions in Getting Funding
13:42 - Special Requirements and Individual Solutions
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Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

In this episode, join Brendon Woolf as he shares his inspiring three-year journey of applying for and obtaining Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). Brendon discusses his initial motivation for applying, the challenges he faced during the process, and the importance of choice and control in home and living decisions for participants. Despite setbacks and multiple appeals, Brendon's determination and advocacy ultimately led to the approval of his application. He now resides in his own home, surrounded by memorabilia that represents his hard-fought victory. Brendon's story serves as an inspiration to others considering SDA and highlights the positive shifts in the agency's thinking regarding participant-led decisions and increased funding for SDA.
⭐Episode Highlights:
1:03 - Brendon's Journey to SDA
2:39 - Applying for SDA
3:16 - Challenges with SDA Application
4:37 - Appealing to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
8:12 - Long Process of Appeals
10:42 - Positive Shift in Agency's Thinking
11:34 - Adapt Housing and Assistance
13:45 - Living in Logan Lane
15:16 - SDA Design Standards and Participant Input
16:35 - Independent Support Workers
17:01 - Making the Home Personal
20:49 - Future Goals: Employment and Advocacy
22:39 - Importance of SDA for Participants
22:59 - Importance of Location in SDA
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Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

In this video, David Whitelaw from Adapt Housing discusses the process of building an SDA property. He highlights the importance of location, proximity to amenities, and good transport for SDA properties. He also discusses the need to consider the care provision and configuration of the property, taking into account whether participants want to live alone or in shared services. Whitelaw emphasizes the role of an SDA access consultant in getting a property registered under the SDA, and the codes and standards that need to be met. He also shares insights on the time required to build an SDA property and the key stakeholders involved. Additionally, he addresses the challenges and metrics for a good SDA provider. Overall, this video provides valuable information for individuals interested in understanding the process and considerations involved in building an SDA property.
⭐Episode Highlights:
1:14 - The Importance of Location
2:00 - Considerations for Configuration and Care Provision
2:46 - The Role of an SDA Access Consultant
3:22 - Codes and Standards for SDA Properties
4:55 - Timeline for Building an SDA Property
5:36 - Key Stakeholders in the Building Process
7:17 - Finding Suitable Land for SDA Premises
8:00 - Choosing the Right Builder for SDA
8:57 - Enrollment of Dwellings Process
10:37 - Qualities of a Good SDA Provider
13:38 - Qualities of a Good SIL Provider
14:13 - Minimizing Risk of Vacancy through Location and Design
16:28 - Considerations for Potential SDA Providers
17:53 - Challenges Faced by SDA Providers
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