Housing and the NDIS - The role for community housing providers

9:30am Tuesday, 19 November 2019
5:00pm Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Professional Practice Seminars
Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Community housing providers play a significant role in the intersection of housing and the NDIS, and concrete actions are needed to meet the demand to house people with profound disability to live in the community under the NDIS approach.

This seminar series aims to:

  • Provide information to the community housing sector on the relationship between the NDIS and housing, the fundamental change to separate housing and support and areas where the sectors intersect;
  • Update practitioners on recent changes to SDA, how the market is developing and opportunities for CHPs;
  • Inform practitioners in the disability and housing sectors about the Federal Government's commitment to rehouse or reduce the number of younger people living in aged care facilities;
  • Bring together the expertise being developed in NSW and around Australia in developing a market in Specialist Disability Accommodation and the response to the Federal Government's pledge to rehouse the younger people with disability living in aged care facilities in NSW; and
  • Provide a learning environment where practitioners can share innovative ideas about building SDA in NSW as well as other alternative build forms for addressing the needs of people with housing needs to achieve their NDIA goals.


Who should attend:

This seminar is for housing practitioners (Social, Community and Aboriginal Housing sector & Disability Housing support sector, Developers, NDIS Policy-makers and NDIA planner.

Confirmed speakers/sessions for the 2019 event:

  • Presentations:
    • Mike Allen | Independent Housing Advisor and Principal | MRAA Services, formerly Chief Executive at Housing NSW/FACS

    • Toni McInnes | Director Housing | NDIA

    • Peter Malone | Development Manager & New Business | Hume Housing & Scott McPhillips | Manager Disability Housing | Hume Housing

    • Melanie Southwell | General Manager | Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Alliance

    • Robin Zakharov | Senior Policy Advisor| Summer Foundation

  • Panel Q&A: Consumer Persepctives
  • Panel Q&A: What actions are needed for NSW to step up in finding and building appropriate housing for people with disability?

    • Convenor:

      Anne Bryce | Strategic Lead, Disability Housing | Life Without Barriers
    • Panellists:


  • $540 Non-Member
  • $432 Member

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$540.00 *
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Additional Information


Sponsorship packages are available for this professional practice seminar. Sponsorship of the Seminar will enable your businesses to highlight your support of the housing sector, effectively network with the industry leaders and enable the AHI to deliver first-rate events. View the sponsorship brochure here.