The Baptist Care SA Board has approved the construction of 14 Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes for people living with disabilities, as part of its Housing Pathways Strategy.
The homes are specially designed for people with complex needs and who require high levels of support. Each home will be purpose-built to meet the needs of the people who will live in them, taking into account their individual goals.
The houses will meet the Improved Liveability and Robust requirements as outlined in the latest National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) SDA Design Standards.
Drawing from the experiences of clients and Baptist Care SA teams, the houses will go above the minimum SDA standards and include other innovative design features. These design features will help create an environment that promotes personal wellbeing and improves safety for both clients and staff.
Utilising fit-for-purpose construction materials and methods will improve the durability and longevity of the homes while reducing ongoing costs.
The new homes will enable residents to enjoy a safe and stable home environment which helps them in the pursuit of their goals. They will also provide a considered workplace for support staff.
Construction of the first homes is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.