If you have a disability, inappropriate housing can make life difficult. It can stop you participating in work or study; it can stop you participating in your community. For people who aren’t happy with where they live, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may be an opportunity to look for more suitable housing.
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The lack of affordable accessible housing is a major reason why younger people are forced into residential aged care. The Summer Foundation is tackling this problem from lots of angles.
As the NDIS works to develop a market for specialist disability accommodation (SDA), new opportunities are being created for people with disability and housing developers. The Summer Foundation has been running workshops around the country to document the demand for SDA, to encourage housing developers to enter the disability housing market with confidence.
The Summer Foundation is excited to announce the launch of a new website that links people living with disability to housing vacancies from a range of providers.
The Summer Foundation has teamed up with Youngcare to take the issue of young people in residential aged care to political leaders in Canberra.
Thinking outside the square has helped Maria find simple ways to help her live independently.
Maria lives in South Australia and recently took part in one of the Summer Foundation’s Demand Study workshops, which aim to help us better understand the housing needs of people living with disability.
The Summer Foundation has been gathering information about what the future of accessible housing could look like.
Who better to ask than the people it directly affects?