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Campaign sharpens focus on housing and support

In the past 3 months, the Summer Foundation has led an alliance of more than 130 organisations across the disability, health and housing sectors in calling for faster and more accurate decisions on housing for NDIS participants.

Off the back of our Down to 10 days campaign, we are very pleased to see both major parties support the need for faster decisions on housing for NDIS participants. 

It was also great to see in the NDIA Quarterly Report that the Agency has committed to reducing the time frames in which these decisions on Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) are made. 

The week before the election, at the request of then NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds, the CEO of the NDIA, Martin Hoffman, the Chair of the NDIA, Denis Napthine, and other NDIS Executives met at the Summer Foundation office to discuss potential solutions to faster and consistent SDA decisions. 

At the Summer Foundation we are very keen to not simply raise problems, but to provide and shape solutions,” said CEO Di Winkler. 

“With input from the Down to 10 days alliance partners, we developed a paper that outlined a range of strategies the NDIA could implement to make faster, better decisions on housing for NDIS participants.” 

The meeting was constructive and solutions-focused, with a number of key points agreed on to continue the collaboration.

We are confident that the on-going work of the campaign will help ensure real change for the better. 

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