The Summer Foundation continues to be concerned about the high numbers of people with disability who remain in hospital long after their medical or clinical needs have been addressed.
Carers Victoria has produced two new resources to help people navigate the NDIS.
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).
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.’
New NDIA guidelines will streamline the appeals process on decisions.
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.
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.
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.