SDA Mastery: SDA Apartments

Duration: 00:25:57

Released Date: May 03, 2024

Tania Gomez

Karen Abdallah


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Welcome to another insightful episode of SDA Mastery, hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) with Karen from MyLife Housing.

Episode Highlights
00:59 Introduction to MyLife Housing: Learn about MyLife Housing, founded in 2020, and their mission to provide accessible and innovative living solutions for people with disabilities.
02:25 SDA Apartment Model: Discover the unique apartment model that MyLife Housing uses to integrate SDA units within mainstream buildings, promoting a sense of community and independence.
04:03 Design and Accessibility: Explore how MyLife Housing collaborates with developers from the design stage to ensure practical and aesthetically pleasing accessible living spaces.
13:07 Challenges and Solutions: Karen discusses the challenges faced as an SDA provider, including funding gaps and maintenance issues, and how they navigate these obstacles.
15:09 Future of SDA: Gain insights into the potential changes in the SDA landscape, including the implications of the NDIS review and strategies to manage oversupply and maintain sustainability.
About the Speakers

Karen Abdallah is the founder and CEO of MyLife Housing, a pioneering force in accessible housing solutions. Through her visionary leadership, MyLife Housing has become synonymous with excellence and innovation in the industry. Karen’s commitment to person-centered care and social equality drives MyLife Housing’s mission to provide inclusive housing options that prioritize comfort and dignity for all residents. Her advocacy extends beyond the company, as she actively promotes policies that support the rights of individuals with diverse needs.

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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