Who we are

Our aim is to resolve the issue of young people living in nursing homes.


That young people with disability and complex care needs will have inherent value as members of our society with access to a range of housing and support options that enhance health, wellbeing and participation.


To create, lead and demonstrate long-term sustainable changes that stop young people from being forced to live in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them.
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Our People


Luke Bo’sher
Chief Executive Officer

In April 2018, Luke became the Summer Foundation’s new CEO. View profile >

The Board of Directors

The Board comprises of professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds.
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Research and Innovation

Works to provide an evidence base to develop new ideas and innovation.
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Housing Matching Team

Providing services to help people with disability find suitable housing.
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Policy Team

Helping to shape thinking on policy and change decisions of government.
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Practice Team

Aims to improve the interface between healthcare, aged care and the NDIS.
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Communications and Operations

Providing our media presence, resources and internal capacity.
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Our history

The Summer Foundation was established in 2006 by Di Winkler, an Occupational Therapist who has worked with people with severe brain injury for more than twenty years.
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