On 29 November 2016, Community Disability Alliance Hunter (CDAH) hosted a roundtable to discuss ideas to help shape ‘Specialist Disability Accommodation’ (SDA) in the Hunter.
There were 25 people at the workshop including people with disability, family members, SDA providers, Coordinators of Support and government representatives. The roundtable was an opportunity to share ideas and develop solutions together on how to promote real choice and control for NDIS participants who are eligible for SDA.
The roundtable commenced with an acknowledgement of the traditional owners of the land, followed by:
an introduction to CDAH by Catherine Mahony, Coordinator
housing stories and dreams from Cayt Weir (NDIS participant), Tania Lewis (NDIS participant) and Linda Hughes (mother of Jacob Hughes, NDIS participant) - who all highlighted that inclusion in the community depended on housing. Click here for Cayt's speech : "I think having SDA around is an awesome thing because it is going to be housing which is so personalized to the person with the disability".