The Specialist Disability Accommodation Landscape in QLD – Draft Report
The report is in draft but available on the Hopkins Centre Website
Below are some of the items we found interesting.
- 65 SDA providers have ever been active (this includes self-providers)
Enrolled Dwellings – Data includes Old Legacy Stock
- NDISP would rather that all of the data showed more easily split the old existing properties that were placed into the Basic SDA pool from new fit for purpose ones – 7 bedroom 1 bathroom places just don’t compare to the new places.
- Out of 732 dwellings enrolled in QLD – 393 are existing/legacy dwellings
- Including existing and legacy dwellings skews the data – rather than areas that don’t include any SDA at all, those that don’t include new builds would be much more useful
Enrolled Dwellings by Statistical Area (80 in QLD)
- Improved Liveability – 37/ 80 areas have no IL SDA properties
- Fully Accessible – 42/80 areas have no FA SDA properties
- High Physical Support – 42/80 areas have no HPS SDA properties
- Robust – 65/80 areas have no Robust SDA properties
Eleven (11) Statistical Areas Have No Enrolled Dwellings
- No enrolled dwellings in the QLD Outback and a further 10 areas
Number of Participants Seeking SDA
- barely any participants tell the NDIA they are seeking SDA before they actually apply to move in (from our experience) so we are surprised there is any data at all on this.
Number of Unfinished Dwellings Seeking Enrolment in Future
- NDISP has hundreds of dwellings that wouldn’t be included in this data – eg Brisbane North we had 20 odd alone where it shows 0
- A lot of the SDA properties we see advertised are imaginary (as in providers scattergun potential locations and designs trying to find participants but won’t start building till they find someone)
- It would be great if this was accurate, but with NDIA having limited ability to see people who are actually seeking SDA this would be hard. From 1 July the supply side data will be more accurate as SDA assessors begin to lodge preliminary approval of designs
- Any data we can get our hands on is useful and as accuracy of data increases (if it can)
- NDISP is one of the largest if not the largest private provider of SDA in Australia. In QLD we are likely the largest provider of New Build & New Build Refurbished SDA overall, with properties in more statistical areas than anyone else, with more participants, and more care providers/ support worker organisations than any else. We have funding, secured blocks etc for over 500 participants in QLD and growing everyday. Our own market data will become increasingly important.
- The majority of properties we see being built are sadly not fit for purpose. NDISP refuses to manage completed properties every day, and sees many others we just would not. They are most often cheap builds built to minimum standards in new estates, or expensive builds by not for profits and established providers where there is a massive disconnect between senior management and designers etc and those who actually live and work in SDA properties.