About Us

The Summer Foundation’s aim is to resolve the issue of young people living in aged care.

Find out more about the Summer Foundation, its history and the people behind the organisation. Read more


The issue

Hundreds of young Australians with disability enter aged care every year. Their lives are characterised by boredom, loneliness and grief, with 53% receiving a visit from a friend less than once a year. These are people who could live in the community if they were provided the right support at the right times.
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Our focus

To achieve change in policy and practice in relation to young people in aged care, we are focusing on 4 strategic priority areas.
Read more about our priority areas and the tools we are using to affect change >


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News & media

As key advocates for young people in aged care, we aim to keep people talking about the issue and the ways it can be resolved. You can stay informed about our work by following us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram, read our most recent news and media coverage or subscribe to our regular news updates.