Frequently Answered Questions

Q. What is Guide You Home?

Guide You Home has been set up to help people with disabilities find an SDA home under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by BlueCHP who is Australia’s largest developer of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the NDIS. 

Q. What are the four categories of SDA design?

The NDIS is providing funding for four SDA categories, including Robust, Improved Livability, High Physical Support and Fully Accessible.

Q. Can I build a new SDA home in any of these NDIS categories?

The NDIS is providing funding for four SDA categories, including Robust, Improved Livability, High Physical Support and Fully Accessible.

Q. Can you build a new home in any of these NDIS categories?

Yes. Our Guide You Home and BlueCHP team are happy to work on any SDA homes types from new home builds to purchasing and converting existing apartments.

Q. Buy or rent an SDA home? What’s the best option.

The prospect of building a customised SDA home to suit your families needs can be daunting and expensive. A long-term lease could be a better option for you. You could avoid paying the astronomical prices for a new SDA home completely removing the pressure of a mortgage?  Find out more

Q. How do I apply for SDA?

Applications for specialist disability accommodation (SDA) can be made by downloading, completing and lodging a Home and Living Supports Request Form. It can be completed and lodged online. Alternatively, you can also print it out and complete it using a pen before returning it via the post or to your local NDIS office or area coordinator.  Learn more about the application process

Q. Who’s eligible for funding?

In deciding if someone is eligible for SDA funding, the NDIS ask three questions:

  • Do you have an ‘extreme functional impairment’? or ‘very high support needs?
  • Do you have an SDA needs requirement?
  • Is SDA reasonable and necessary for you?

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Q. Do I need SDA funding approved before I contact you?

No. If you don’t have funding, we can still chat with you about your housing needs.

Q. Do I need to choose the SDA housing I want before I apply for funding?

No. You can apply before you have chosen the accommodation you want. If you’re approved, you can then explore your SDA options. 

Q. What information do I need to provide on my SDA application?

Information that you need to supply on your SDA application includes details about your identity, main reason for requesting SDA, current living arrangements, housing and living support goals, the support you need, how you currently manage everyday tasks, health care needs, NDIS plan and program assessments and reports, assistive technology and home modification requirements, and decision-making processes. Learn more about How to apply for SDA

Q. Do I need my own OT before I speak with you?

No. We have relationships with OT’s who will be able to help you through the NDIS process.

Q. What are Guide You Home’s 7 steps?

Guide You Home has developed a process to help new customers understand the detail of how we will work with you. Find out more.

Q. What customisations do you offer?

Each SDA home we develop will be customised to the individual’s needs. We’re open to discussing any customisation you might need.

Q. Do I need my own funding to work with you?

No. We are happy to have a conversation about the financial aspects of the project. There are numerous ways the finances can be structured and we’ll happily discuss options with you.

Q. Can I choose my own architect?

Absolutely. We’re happy to work with any consultants or partners who you already know.

Q. Will Guide You Home be able to provide financing for my project?

We are in the process of raising funding from institutional investors, which means we are able to fund the development of any project.

Q.  I want to own my own home? Can Guide You Home build a new SDA home, which I will own in future?

We’re happy for you to own your own home and we will discuss options during the development process.

Q.  Can I pick the location of my SDA home?

Yes. You can nominate where you wish to live.

Q. If my needs change can I make further customisations to my home?

Yes, just let us know what needs to change.

Q.  Am I locked into staying at the house? What if I need to move?

We will be developing a portfolio of housing, which aims to give people options when it comes to moving.

Q. Who is BlueCHP?

BlueCHP is Australia’s largest NDIS developer of Specialist Disability Accommodation. We are a regulated Tier 1 Community Housing Provider in NSW and QLD; have NDIS registration and operate as a not-for-profit. Since 2008, we’ve delivered more than 1700 affordable homes, retaining about 800 for people on low or moderate incomes. Read more about BlueCHP.