About Ability SDA
Affordable, accessible apartments for
people living with disabilities
More than 28,000 people across Australia require specialty disability accommodation. Of those, over 6,300 are young Australians resigned to living in aged care homes despite these facilities not being suited to their needs.
The NDIS through the Specialist Disability Accommodation scheme is working with accommodation providers such as Ability SDA to build new homes to allow people with a disability to live independently and to have better of quality of life.
Founded by husband and wife team Paul and Angie Simmons in 2016, Ability SDA works in collaboration with the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation scheme to build new homes that offer independent living and a better quality of life for people of all ages.
“We knew firsthand that one of the reasons younger people living with a disability live in aged care is because there is simply nowhere else for them to live,” shares Paul. “We had been focused on providing a beautiful space to live for people at the end of their lives, so the concept of doing the same thing for people to enjoy over their entire lives was a no-brainer for us.”
Since then, the pair have worked alongside some of the best accessibility consultants and occupational therapists in Australia to help them deliver the best possible outcomes for people with High Physical Support needs and disabilities.
“We knew that the supply of SDA apartments was extremely limited in comparison to the need for them. We wanted to be part of the solution for people with High Physical Support Needs by offering them more choice and control about where they lived, and giving them options beyond aged care facilities, hospitals, and other inappropriate housing. Through Ability SDA, we offer an independent lifestyle with accommodations tailored to our residents’ wants and needs,” says Angie.
Today, Ability SDA has more than 50 accessible apartments in Gosford, Guildford and Villawood with further planned development in Townsville and beyond.