SUMMER FOUNDATION Connect & Support
If you are feeling uncertain at this time, you are not alone. The Summer Foundation team is here and ready to support you.
We’re moving quickly to provide tangible, direct support to people with disability due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, through the launch of 4 important projects.
Increase the range and scale of accessible housing and ensure that young people with disability are finding their way into these housing options.
Ensure that young people with disability in nursing homes or at risk of entering one have effective National Disability Insurance Scheme plans.
Improve the interface between the NDIS, health and aged care gateways to prevent young people being discharged from hospitals into nursing homes.
Increase access to proactive health services that sustain community living for young people with disability.
Established in 2006, the key aim of the Summer Foundation is to change human service policy and practice related to young people in nursing homes. The Summer Foundation utilises a range of strategies to influence health, housing, aged care and disability service policy and practice related to this target group.