Source: Hello Care | Author: Jakob Neeland
Sitting in attendance at a Royal Commission Community Forum can be an extremely confronting experience, but amongst all the heartbreaking personal accounts of abuse and neglect of elderly people, the one story that affected me the most didn’t actually involve an elderly person at all.View online share
At the end of March, in partnership with Youngcare, we hosted the inaugural Get Building SDA National Conference in Melbourne. The lineup of impressive speakers and storytellers generously shared their knowledge and expertise, which provided a rich and informative day for more than 400 attendees.
The Summer Foundation has worked with Oscar Building and Stretchy Tech to develop a self-contained, relocatable unit that can be rapidly installed and moved from location to location to provide housing for people who require short-term accessible housing.
During February, March, April and May, staff at the Summer Foundation have been supporting people to tell their stories to the Aged Care Royal Commission.
More than 300 people attended our Connecting NSW events in Sydney, Dubbo, Wagga, Penrith and Tweed Heads during April.
In Victoria, regulation of specialist disability accommodation (SDA) will soon become part of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.
In April, the Summer Foundation ran Connecting NSW, a series of events across NSW to bring together housing providers and people with a disability looking for new housing options.