If you have a disability, inappropriate housing can make life difficult. It can stop you participating in work or study; it can stop you participating in your community. For people who aren’t happy with where they live, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may be an opportunity to look for more suitable housing.
SUMMER FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER – SEP 2017DOWNLOAD / VIEW PDF SIGN UP NOW
It’s been a busy winter at the Summer Foundation! We have a range of new projects on the go, which aim to tackle the various systemic problems that are causing young people to end up in nursing homes. You can read more about some of these projects – as well as some of our recent successes in this newsletter.
The Summer Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have released a joint report that outlines a pathway for a $5 billion investment in new disability housing.
Called NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation: Pathway to a mature market, the report aims to provide a vision for a fully functioning market, with the range and scale of housing needed for 28,000 NDIS participants.
The NDIS has committed to ensuring a better outcome for the 6,200 younger Australians in nursing homes, including prioritising their connection to the NDIS.
The Summer Foundation has never been busier, with a number of projects in progress and new projects beginning.
We’re doing a lot of work with health networks and government departments in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, as well as other key stakeholders, to examine and make recommendations about how people with disability are admitted and discharged from hospital.
The Summer Foundation is excited to announce the launch of a new website that links people living with disability to housing vacancies from a range of providers.
The Summer Foundation has teamed up with Youngcare to take the issue of young people in residential aged care to political leaders in Canberra.
We are very excited to share the news that the Summer Foundation’s Hunter Housing Project (Belle Apartments) has won the 2017 NSW Disability Inclusion Award in the residential development category.