From 29 April 2022, Compass Housing Services became Home In Place.

It was a big year for Home in Place’s Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) team as we helped more people enjoy living more independently with choice and control in specialist disability housing.

Home in Place SDA Report Card Highlights

In the 2022-23 financial year we:

  • helped 228 residents transition into SDA homes
  • listed 197 SDA homes equating to 300 new vacancies!
  • completed 300 person-centred customisations of SDA homes
  • and we conducted 1154 inspections

Home in Place’s SDA team currently manages more than 1500 NDIS housing placements.

Executive Manager Larissa Bridge said one of this year’s highlights is Home in Place’s SDA team is now providing and managing SDA housing in Victoria, as well as in NSW and Queensland.

Home in Place SDA is also proud to have met all the requirements in its NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission audit with the highest possible scores awarded for best business practice with no recommendations for improvement

She said one of the reasons for the continued success and growth of Home In Place’s SDA service is its person-centred approach to providing NDIS housing.

“We work with people requiring SDA housing, their families and support providers to identify their disability housing needs and life aspirations,” Larissa said.

“Providing people with information and support on how an NDIS participant can access SDA funding and get it into their NDIS plan.

We work with investors and developers to educate them about the benefits and risks of investing in SDA housing and in building NDIS housing. We educate them about the types of SDA housing and the locations in which NDIS participants are looking for housing,” she said.

“This win-win model matches investors with participants looking for housing rather than a build it and they will come approach.”

As an ongoing and effective property and tenancy manager for investors and owners of SDA housing, it is important that the Home in Place SDA team has strong relationships with Supported Independent Living Providers (SILs). The team now works with a record number of SILs and is always looking for new SILs to partner with so residents have access to the right supports that they want to receive.

“One of the most rewarding aspects for our SDA team is when we go out to inspect properties and meet with residents and SILs.”

“Our partnerships with SILs and owners and our focus on providing residents with high quality housing has this year seen 300 person-centred customisations to the SDA properties we manage.”

The team also continued to participate in the sustainable development of the Specialist Disability Accommodation sector. Larissa was this year invited to join the leadership group of PowerHousing Australia’s Disability Housing Community of Practice (CoP). Home in Place SDA is also an active member of the SDA Alliance and assisted with that organisation’s submission to the Australian Government’s NDIS Pricing Review.

“At Home in Place, we continue to strive to be a trusted not for profit provider of SDA housing to benefit NDIS participants and NDIS housing owners and investors.”

In the coming financial year, Home in Place SDA will look at expanding into other locations including South Australia.

If you would like more information or support about living in or investing in SDA housing contact the Home in Place SDA team on 1300 333 733 or email [email protected]

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