for health professionals

  • Collaborative Discharge Approach: Practice Guide

    23/12/2019 Communications

    The Collaborative Discharge Approach (CDA) has been developed to improve the experience of younger people with disability and complex support needs when needing both the National Disability Insurance System (NDIS) and the health system, particularly after a significant... Read More

  • Sample Interim NDIS Plan

    14/12/2019 Communications

    An interim NDIS plan aims to facilitate a successful and timely discharge from hospital for NDIS participants. It is a 3–6 month plan that acts as a transition to a more extensive plan to be used post discharge. Read More

  • Introduction to the NDIS

    02/10/2019 Communications

    This is a series of 4 webinars which cover the Introduction to the NDIS for health professionals. Read More


    15/09/2019 Communications

    If you are working in a residential aged care facility, or a health service, you might be supporting a person with disability to submit this NDIS access request. This resource is designed to help you. Read More

  • Urgent Access Request Cover Letter

    10/09/2019 Communications

    How to request urgent NDIS access for your patient In some circumstances a person may be vulnerable to risk and need urgent supports. For example, they may be going back to live in a community setting with few supports of... Read More

  • Hospital discharge video resources

    10/09/2019 Communications

    Occupational Therapists share their experience of the hospital discharge process for people with a newly-acquired disability. Read More

  • Hospital Discharge Planning – Literature Review

    25/06/2018 Communications

    The Hospital Discharge Project aims to bring about better coordinated discharge planning processes that enable younger people to leave hospital earlier and move back into the community, ultimately leading to fewer young Victorians entering residential aged care (RAC). Read More

  • ndis readiness – a toolkit for hospitals

    19/04/2018 Communications

    The Summer Foundation has developed tailored resources for health practitioners. These resources cover the entire hospital journey for people with disabilities, from admission to discharge back into the community. Read More


    17/04/2018 Communications

    This toolkit provides targeted information for hospital discharge staff, and staff in acute and rehabilitation hospital settings, relating to the discharge of people aged under 65 years who have acquired a disability. Read More

  • Cross Sector Discharge Planners Forum Summary

    06/06/2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation, in partnership with other leading organisations, brought together practitioners and representatives who support younger people making the transition from hospital to the community. Read More

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