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July 2023

Q&A – Your Housing & Living Options with DSA

Every person is different – we have different things we like, different goals we want to achieve and different ways of living. With this in mind, DSA has a variety of Home & Living Supports that cater to the different needs and requirements of our participants and People With Disability looking for housing. 

It’s a lot to navigate, especially if you’re just getting started on what all the options are, so here are a few answers to the our most frequently asked questions.


We have a range of home and living supports available to suit your needs and requirements to ensure you find your next place to call home with the support you need to live your life. Our dedicated team works with you to factor everything in when supporting you with your search – your individual needs, environment, location and circle of supports.
This includes Home and Community supports, Individualised Living options and housing that is tailored to accommodate to the levels of support you need. 

Supported Independent Living (or SIL) is supports to help you or the person you are caring for with the day-to-day tasks around the home. The SIL program aims to assist with building your skills and allow you to learn new ones to help you living as independently as possible.
SIL funding covers support to help you with your daily activities like your personal care, eating and cooking meals and errands such as shopping for groceries. 
Our SIL Home accommodation options include:

  • Villa complexes
  • Group Homes with 24/7 support
  • Purpose-built, traditional family homes with character 
  • High physical needs residences 
  • Independent modern villas 

The following is a snapshot of what you’ll need to be eligible: 


Specialist Disability Accommodation (or SDA) is housing designed or modified for people with high support needs. There are 4 main categories of SDA housing which includes: 

1. Improved Liveability – housing incorporating a reasonable level of access and enhanced provisions for people with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment
2. Fully Accessible – housing designed with high levels of physical access provision for people with significate physical impairment 
3. Robust – housing designed to incorporate a reasonable level of physical access provision and be very resilient, reducing the likelihood of reactive maintenance and reducing the risk to the participant and the community 
4. High Physical Support – housing designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision for people with significant physical impairment and requiring very high levels of support.  

Our SDA home options: 

  • Have different housing options available 
  • 24/7 availability 
  • Include purpose-built homes with assistive technology, accessible kitchens and bathrooms

The following can assist to understand if you or the person you care for are eligible for SDA Housing with DSA:



Have any more questions about your housing options with DSA?

Please contact our friendly and dedicated team who can assist! 



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