CFC Update Autumn 2019 Archives - Summer Foundation
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Welcome to the autumn edition of the C&FC update

CONSUMER & FAMILY CARER NETWORK UPDATE – AUTUMN 2019

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Preparations for the first Get Building SDA National Conference in late March are well underway.

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Early last month the Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, and Sarah Henderson, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, announced important reforms to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

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Have you seen The Housing Hub? It is a website where people with disability, family members, support workers and health professionals can search for a home that is suitable for people with disability to live independently.

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A lack of accessible housing available at the right time and in the right area can leave people with a newly acquired disability stuck in hospital, rehabilitation settings or being admitted to aged care.’

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New NDIA guidelines will streamline the appeals process on decisions.

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Jo Stewart started working at the Summer Foundation in 2014 assisting young people living in aged care to connect to the NDIS. This work was done knowing that in the future connection to the NDIS would increase opportunities for younger people in aged care and that these opportunities would be beneficial.

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With the Aged Care Royal Commission now under way, we are encouraging anyone with a story to tell around being a young person in aged care, or at risk of going into aged care, to make a submission.

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The Summer Foundation has a tenancy matching service to support SDA providers who are developing new properties across the country, as well as housing seekers who believe they may qualify for the SDA funding.

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UPDATE: Tickets have now sold out, if you would like to join the waitlist, please register here.

The Summer Foundation and Youngcare are hosting the first Get Building SDA National Conference on 22 March in Melbourne.

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