SDA Mastery: Changes in the SDA Price Guide

Duration: 00:15:25

Released Date: February 28, 2024

Tania Gomez

David Whitelaw  
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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, 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

Episode Highlights
0:00 – Introduction
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
About the Speakers

David Whitelaw has 30 years’ experience in the disability sector as an educator and industry leader in Special Education and Specialist Disability Accommodation. David has a Bachelor of Education (Special Education), with a particular focus on Psychosocial Assessment and Behaviour Management. He has been a teacher, executive teacher, Principal and consultant in the New South Wales education system. Over the past three years, David has built up extensive relationships with Support Coordinators, Supported Independent Living Providers and Advocacy Groups. He has developed an extensive knowledge of the industry and has delivered Information sessions and seminars to a wide range of stakeholders associated with the NDIS. David also works side by side with participants and families to help them understand the complexities of Specialist Disability Accommodation and guide them through the process to achieve their housing goals.

Tania Gomez is a dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for helping NDIS providers run thriving businesses that deliver exceptional care. With over a decade of experience as a successful business owner, Tania has founded four successful businesses – Provider+, Strawberry Solutions, Tania Gomez Consulting and Jelli Beanz. Her mission is to help providers overcome challenges and achieve real business outcomes. At every turn, Tania brings her expertise, energy, and deep commitment to quality and compliance to help providers achieve their goals.

As an NDIS Auditor since 2019, Tania brings a wealth of experience to her consulting work. In addition to her audit expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, Tania holds several qualifications, including a Master of Education (Leadership), Graduate Certificate of Disability Practice Management, and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Diploma of Quality auditing. Above all, Tania is passionate about helping purpose-led businesses move past compliance for compliance’s sake and sees quality as the secret to a sustainable, profitable and successful business that delivers high-quality outcomes to its clients.


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