Last Friday (22 March 2019), the Summer Foundation partnered with Youngcare to host the 2019 Get Building SDA National Conference. The conference was attended by more than 400 people, all keen to hear the latest news and insights into Specialist Disability Accommodation.
Source: Australian Ageing Agenda | Author: Judy Skatssoon
At the end of last week the Federal Minister for Social Services Paul Fletcher announced a new government action plan to get young people out of aged care.
So what is in the plan, what does it have to do with the NDIS – and what will it mean for young people currently trapped in facilities around the country?View online share
Source: ABC News Sunday | Reporter: Jane Norman
In the space of two short years, Kirby Littley went from being a young teacher with the world at her feet, to a patient in an aged care home, barely able to speak.
Watch the ABC News Sunday video or read the online article.Watch Video View online share
Source: Geelong Advertiser | Author: Lanai Scarr and Andrew Jefferson
ALL Australians such as Kirby Littley in nursing homes under the age of 45 — and who are desperate to get out — will be moved into age appropriate accommodation within three years under a major action plan to be unveiled by the Federal Government today.View online share View PDF
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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.
As part of the Summer Foundation’s Hospital Discharge Flagship project, we have piloted new collaborative working arrangements between hospitals and the NDIS, using funding provided through the William Buckland Foundation.
The Summer Foundation welcomes immediate changes to Specialist Disability Accommodation that have been announced by the Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Sarah Henderson, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services.
On 8 February, we launched UpSkill, our Support Coordination Flagship Program.