As the Summer Foundation moved quickly to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation, a new project team was created to identify and address the needs of people in our network, especially those at risk of social isolation and reduced access to supports. The Phone Outreach project aimed to provide a point of social contact, information and support with problem solving.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made feeling and staying connected more important than ever before.
Our new Staying Connected web page is providing the opportunity for people with disability to share their stories.
You can visit the webpage to find out more here.
Summer Foundation storyteller Michelle has welcomed the opportunity to spend quality time with her family and to learn something new.
“COVID-19 hasn’t really impacted me in a bad way and has actually been a lovely opportunity to spend quality time with my family. I have really missed my support workers though,” Michelle said.
The Summer Foundation has worked with 2 of Australia’s largest providers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure people with disability can get PPE during COVID-19.
The 2 providers – RSEA Safety and Blackwoods – have each developed PPE online stores for NDIS participants.
SDA participants across Australia recently welcomed much-anticipated changes to the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Rules which will allow people with disability to share an SDA property with people not eligible for the NDIS or SDA, including their partner, children and friends.