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    Pratheepa
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    Hello everyone,

    My name is Pratheepa,
    I’m working as a disability support worker since 5 years.
    I would like to start my own business. I would like to start disability home care business. Please advice me how to register and how much money I need to start.
    2. How to register with NDIS to become a provider to set up Disability accommodation Services.
    Do I need to find find a house before I register with NDIS or can I register with NDIS without setting up a house?

    thanks for your advice in advance.

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Hi and welcome to Flying Solo [USER=118143]@Pratheepa[/USER] ,

    I am afraid you will probably not find your answers here at Flying Solo.

    Asking for advice from the NDIS directly is your best chance of receiving Free, unbiased information.

    https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/becoming-ndis-provider

    Good Luck

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    Pratheepa
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    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for your reply and the link. I’ll contact NDIS team

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    bb1
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    Pratheepa, post: 270172, member: 118143 wrote:
    and how much money I need to start.
    .

    And the answer to this is ”how long is a piece of string”, you need to know how big a house, how many residents, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.

    The way you have framed your question it sounds like you had a brain snap over night, and decided thats how you want to go. I think you need to put a heap more thought into before even contacting the NDIS, as they will be as confused as this forum.

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    Pratheepa
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    bb1, post: 270182, member: 53375 wrote:
    And the answer to this is ”how long is a piece of string”, you need to know how big a house, how many residents, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.

    The way you have framed your question it sounds like you had a brain snap over night, and decided thats how you want to go. I think you need to put a heap more thought into before even contacting the NDIS, as they will be as confused as this forum.
    Yes you are right. It was a quick thought but I have a goal to start my own disability accommodation services business in the future. This forum Is my first stepping stone. thanks for your reply. I am gathering relevant Information in relation to disability accommodation business.

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    So putting a few bones around your thoughts, you may be able to start with the basics.

    How big a house is needed.
    Could you get a loan for that type of house?
    What Locations are in Demand
    What Facilities do the houses need to operate in the NDIS
    How much go those facilities cost to install
    Is demand constant or variable?
    Can you afford to operate a house at less than full? What about for a period of having zero customers? Does that ever happen? Can you form alliances with other providers?
    How much does insurance cost? What does it cover?

    Good luck with your research.

    Cheers

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    amao
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    Pratheepa, post: 270172, member: 118143 wrote:
    Hello everyone,

    My name is Pratheepa,
    I’m working as a disability support worker since 5 years.
    I would like to start my own business. I would like to start disability home care business. Please advice me how to register and how much money I need to start.
    2. How to register with NDIS to become a provider to set up Disability accommodation Services.
    Do I need to find find a house before I register with NDIS or can I register with NDIS without setting up a house?

    thanks for your advice in advance.

    Hi Pratheepa,

    I assume that you will be providing the SDA (Specialist Disability accommodation) under the NDIS?

    The accommodation you provide needs to meet the SDA accessibility standard.

    This standard has four categories of SDA design which are set out in the SDA Rules:

    • Improved Liveability
    • Robust
    • Fully Accessible
    • High Physical Support.

    Please check out this website for details:
    https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/housing-and-living-supports-and-services/housing/specialist-disability-accommodation/sda-design-standard#about-the-sda-design-standard

    If you need a PDF copy of the design guide, please let me know.

    Regards,

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