SUMMER FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2016DOWNLOAD / VIEW PDF SIGN UP NOW
2016 is set to be another big year for the Summer Foundation. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will roll out across Australia from July and we look forward to seeing the benefits it will bring to many Australians with disability.
In the coming months, the ten apartments we purchased for people with disability in the Hunter Housing and Support Demonstration Project, will be built. In amongst a 110-unit private development, these apartments will be concrete examples of alternatives for young people living in nursing homes.
Increasing the range and scale of affordable and accessible housing is paramount, as is ensuring that young people can easily access and engage with the NDIS. But preventing new admissions into nursing homes is the goal. However, without increased access to proactive health services that can sustain community living, this may not be possible for many people, and it may undermine the overall effectiveness of the NDIS. We are working with discharge planners to understand how to address the gap.
The Summer Foundation is happy to be hosting the Breakfast Club lecture series again in 2016. Targeting professionals working in the field of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), the series is an opportunity to learn about the latest in research and clinical practice. Book now at trybooking.com/KGIV or by calling 1300 626 560.
Thank you for your ongoing support in 2016.
CEO and Founder