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Welcome to our 2019 Winter Update

SUMMER FOUNDATION UPDATE – WINTER 2019

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Welcome to our winter update. The start of the new financial year sees a refocusing of the work the Summer Foundation is doing to keep young people out of aged care.

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At the end of March, in partnership with Youngcare, we hosted the inaugural Get Building SDA National Conference in Melbourne. The lineup of impressive speakers and storytellers generously shared their knowledge and expertise, which provided a rich and informative day for more than 400 attendees.

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The Summer Foundation has worked with Oscar Building and Stretchy Tech to develop a self-contained, relocatable unit that can be rapidly installed and moved from location to location to provide housing for people who require short-term accessible housing.

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During February, March, April and May, staff at the Summer Foundation have been supporting people to tell their stories to the Aged Care Royal Commission.

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More than 300 people attended our Connecting NSW events in Sydney, Dubbo, Wagga, Penrith and Tweed Heads during April.

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In a ground-breaking initiative, we are launching a program in July to train people working in the disability sector in how to support people with cognitive and communication impairments to create training videos for their support workers.

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A new Summer Foundation initiative will help Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) providers understand their obligations in delivering high quality services to NDIS participants.

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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.

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With our continued strategic focus on the health sector, we are pleased to announce that Adam Horsburgh and Professor Andrew Way have joined the Summer Foundation Board.

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