The key recommendations relating to younger people with disability, outlined in the newly released final report of the Aged Care Royal Commission, have been warmly welcomed by the Summer Foundation, Youngcare and Synapse.
Source: ProBono | Author: Dr Di Winkler and Alecia Rathbone
People with high or complex disability support needs have traditionally had extremely limited options when it comes to finding somewhere to live. The growing specialist disability accommodation market is beginning to change that, write Dr Di Winkler and Alecia Rathbone.View online
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 provided unique opportunities for learning and connecting with you, our network.
If you are a person with an acquired neurological disability, a close other with an acquired neurological disability, or a disability support worker, we want to hear your views about the factors that influence the quality of paid disability support.
We will be facilitating 1:1 interviews to discuss your experiences and perspectives. If you are interested in participating, please email email@example.com and we will tell you more about the project.
Are you aged between 18-65 years, have an acquired brain injury (ABI) and receive NDIS funding?
If so, you are invited to share your experiences during a 1-hour interview which would be done by phone or Zoom.
This information will be used for a study we’re conducting with La Trobe University to better understand the experiences of NDIS for people with an ABI.
If you would like more information please call 1300 626 560
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are running a study to investigate the role of support coordinators and how they can effectively assist people with disability and complex needs who are enrolled in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This research is essential because the role of the support coordinator has changed with the implementation of the NDIS, making it challenging to find skilled and experienced support coordinators.
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 and other stakeholders. All our training and information sessions are now delivered online.
The Housing Hub is running a new series of workshops about NDIS housing options for people disability.
In 2020, Summer Housing, a sister organisation of the Summer Foundation, supported 56 young people with disability to move into their own specialist disability accommodation (SDA). One of those people was Helen, a 63-year-old woman who had previously been living in residential aged care for over 7 years. Helen was also a panellist at our 2019 Annual Public Forum.