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SUMMER FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2016

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On 20 October we held our annual public forum “Young People in Nursing Homes and the New NDIS World” in The Arena at NAB Docklands. Guest speakers with a range of perspectives including people with disability, service providers and a representative from the National Disability Insurance Agency discussed their experience of the NDIS, engaging in a constructive conversation about how it could be improved. Many issues were raised at the forum and we will continue to explore these to help the NDIS fulfil its ambition of improving the lives of young people with disability across Australia. Thank you to Beverley O’Connor for hosting the forum.

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This year, the Summer Foundation’s annual public forum addressed the topic, “Young People in Nursing Homes and the New NDIS World”.

Guest speakers including advocates, people with disability, professionals from across the disability sector and a representative from the NDIA discussed the expectations and reality of the NDIS, and how it could be improved so that young people living in, or at risk of entering a nursing home can benefit.

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When you walk into Chris’ home it is clear he is making it his own. The lounge room is furnished with all the aspects of “home”, an audio book is running on a CD player, and the house is scented from the vapour of an e-cigarette. It is an apt picture and in a small way demonstrates how Chris is now making his own choices. It wasn’t long ago that Chris lived in a nursing home where most of his decisions were made for him.

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The Summer Foundation hosted the Allen Martin Memorial Lecture on 23 November. Professor Jacinta Douglas,
La Trobe University Professor and Summer Foundation Research Chair (Living Well with Acquired Brain Injury), presented a lecture on “Maximising community connection after brain injury: a multi-component program”.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will transform housing for people with disability by providing funding to build NDIS housing for an additional 12,000 people with the most significant levels of disability around Australia. 6,200 of these new places are specifically earmarked for young people who are currently living in residential aged care.

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