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Summer Foundation Events Roundup: August – September 2021

The Summer Foundation and our social enterprise, the Housing Hub, hosts a range of face-to-face and online workshops for a wide range of audiences Australia-wide…

Summer Foundation Events Roundup: July – August 2021

The Summer Foundation and our social enterprise, the Housing Hub, hosts a range of face-to-face and online workshops for a wide range of audiences Australia-wide…

Summer Foundation News Update – Winter 2021

Welcome to our winter update. It comes at a time of greater public focus on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), particularly around new independent assessments, personalised budgets and challenges within the specialist disability accommodation (SDA) sector…

Summer Foundation Events Roundup: June – July 2021

The Summer Foundation and our social enterprise, the Housing Hub, hosts a range of face-to-face and online workshops for a wide range of audiences Australia-wide…

Summer Foundation Events Roundup: May–June 2021

The Summer Foundation and our social enterprise, the Housing Hub, hosts a range of face-to-face and online workshops for a wide range of audiences Australia-wide…

Summer Foundation Events Roundup: April–May 2021

The Summer Foundation and our social enterprise, the Housing Hub, hosts a range of face-to-face and online workshops for a wide range of audiences Australia-wide…

Summer Foundation News Update – Autumn 2021

Despite the unprecedented challenges of the past year I am delighted about the strong progress that is being made on several fronts towards our goal of keeping younger people out of aged care…

Summer Foundation News Update – Summer 2020

What a year it’s been! COVID-19 forced us to rethink the way we work and has led to a greater focus on using technology to engage and build the capacity of people with disability…

Consumer & Family Carer Network News Update – Summer 2020

While this year was not the one we thought it would be, we have been challenged to think differently about what we do and how we do it. The delivery of COVID-response services and shifting to fully remote work…

Summer Foundation News Update – Spring 2020

It’s a particularly exciting time for me as the Summer Foundation starts the next stage of our journey to ensure people with disability have access to the support they need to control where they live and who they live with…

Consumer & Family Carer Network News Update – Spring 2020

As we navigate what’s happening in the world around us we are faced with new challenges, but also new opportunities. We have been planning a number of initiatives in recent months that we are excited to start rolling out…

Summer Foundation News Update –Winter 2020

Over the past 3 months the Summer Foundation team has worked hard to provide tangible, direct support to people with disability and complex needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic…

CONSUMER & FAMILY CARER NETWORK QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – WINTER 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made feeling and staying connected more important than ever before.

Our new Staying Connected web page is providing the opportunity for people with disability to share their stories.

You can visit the webpage to find out more here.

SF QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – AUTUMN 2020

We are in the midst of a unique crisis that poses a particularly significant threat to the lives of people with disability and complex needs. Many of the people we support are already susceptible to chest infections and pneumonia because of their limited mobility. COVID-19 makes this threat considerably greater when people are stuck in hospital.

CONSUMER & FAMILY CARER NETWORK QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – AUTUMN 2020

The Summer Foundation has decided to re-consider options for all upcoming events in response to the continuing spread of Covid-19 or Coronavirus.

SF QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – SUMMER 2019

Welcome to our summer update. I am back in the CEO role at a key time for the Summer Foundation. I’d like to thank Luke Bo’sher for all of his terrific work over the past 3.5 years. Our government relations and policy influence was turbo-charged under his leadership.

CONSUMER & FAMILY CARER NETWORK QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – SUMMER 2019

We keep hearing good news about developments that are improving the lives of young people who would otherwise be forced into nursing homes because there are no alternatives.

CONSUMER & FAMILY CARER NETWORK QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – SPRING 2019

Welcome to our Consumer & Family Career Network Spring update. It will bring you the latest news and information to help you navigate the ever-changing world of services and supports under the NDIS.

SF QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – SPRING 2019

Welcome to our spring update. It has been an exciting time for us with the Aged Care Royal Commission hearings in Melbourne focused on young people in aged care.

CONSUMER & FAMILY CARER NETWORK QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – WINTER 2019

It has been a very busy few months for the Summer Foundation and there is a lot happening in the world of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

SF QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – WINTER 2019

Welcome to our winter update. The start of the new financial year sees a refocusing of the work the Summer Foundation is doing to keep young people out of aged care.

SF QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – AUTUMN 2019

Early last month The Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, and The Hon Sarah Henderson, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services announced immediate reforms to SDA.

CONSUMER & FAMILY CARER NETWORK QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – AUTUMN 2019

Preparations for the first Get Building SDA National Conference in late March are well underway.

CONSUMER & FAMILY CARER NETWORK QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – SUMMER 2018

There is a buzz around the office as the NDIS makes improvements to its processes. We’re really pleased to see decisions approving new build specialist disability accommodation (SDA), which bodes well for the new opportunities in apartments in NSW and Queensland and provides confidence for those wanting to build SDA.

SUMMER FOUNDATION QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – SUMMER 2018

It’s been an exciting couple of months for the Summer Foundation in both the housing and health spheres. We have been busy scaling up practical solutions to the challenges faced by young people with complex support needs in the rollout of the NDIS.

CONSUMER & FAMILY CARER NETWORK QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – SPRING 2018

We welcome the Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Prime Minister Morrison purposefully included mention of young Australians who live in residential aged care.

SUMMER FOUNDATION QUARTERLY NEWS UPDATE – SPRING 2018

Welcome to our Spring update. Looking back over the past few months, it is gratifying to see the positive strides we are taking on a number of issues that contribute to keeping young people out of aged care.

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