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CONSUMER & FAMILY CARER NETWORK UPDATE – SUMMER 2018

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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.

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From Hospital to Home – Summer Foundation Annual Public Forum 2018

People with lived experience joined hospital discharge staff and disability sector professionals at our Annual Public Forum to discuss the best ways to support people to return to living in their communities.

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The latest quarterly report from the NDIA included a new set of market data relating to specialist disability accommodation (SDA). It showed that at the end of September 2018, more than 9,500 NDIS participants across Australia had an SDA payment in their NDIS plan and over $90m had been committed in SDA payments. There were 2,200 registered SDA dwellings, and of these, 260 were newly built.

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The role of support coordinator is critical to keeping young people out of aged care. As part of our new Support Coordinator Flagship Program, the Summer Foundation is creating a Community of Practice to encourage knowledge sharing and to foster professional connections between support coordinators. We also plan to connect great support coordinators to those in aged care or at risk of entering aged care.

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