WELCOME TO THE SPRING EDITION OF THE C&FC UPDATE
You’re invited to the Summer Foundation’s Annual Public Forum
This year’s Summer Foundation Annual Public Forum comes at an important time. Systems must change to keep young people out of aged care. And these systems are being influenced and are changing in ways we’ve never seen before.
Our UpSkill program to build the capacity of the support coordination workforce and allied health professionals is going from strength to strength.
The Summer Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Allen Martin Research Scholarship 2019, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Kew and Robinson Gill Lawyers.
The Summer Foundation’s interaction with the Aged Care Royal Commission ramped up in September when we lodged our submission and CEO Luke Bo’sher appeared at the commission’s Melbourne hearings.
The publication earlier this year of Kim MacIntosh’s book “Full Circle – Overcoming Disability through Faith” is just the latest in an impressive list of life goals achieved by the Summer Foundation storyteller.
The Summer Foundation has been funded to deliver a national Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Quality and Safeguards Education Project.
In July, the Federal Government began the rollout of a new national carer support services system through the Carer Gateway. This system will become the main way carers can access services and supports. It will not affect other supports for carers delivered through My Aged Care, the NDIS or state and territory governments.
The rollout began with new online services from July and will be followed by a rollout of direct services across regions in September. To find out more, go to the Carer Gateway website.
The Victorian Government is now providing half priced public transport for carers and free travel during National Carers Week, 13 – 19 October.
We are making it easier for people with disability to find information on our website.
The information aims to help people access the NDIS, make changes to their NDIS plan or search for suitable housing.
NDIS participants, their families and carers have been invited to have their say on how the NDIS can be improved.