for housing sector

  • A Digital story: looking for somewhere to live

    April 20, 2018 Communications

    Friends Nick and Luke are thinking about their housing options. And so are their mums, Joan and Cathy. Hear their thoughts about what's important. Read More

  • sda market insights

    March 16, 2018 Communications

    Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing that has been specifically developed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. Based on a national quantitative and qualitative study, SDA Market Insights Report on Supply and Demand has... Read More

  • a successful transition to more independent living

    February 21, 2018 Communications

    This report sets out the current understanding of what is required to support a tenant with complex support needs to successfully transition to living in their new home, pursuing their goals and aspirations with as much independence and confidence... Read More

  • Establishing Effective SDA Projects

    February 21, 2018 Communications

    This report shares the practical elements of what is involved in creating housing projects that are suitable for people with complex needs and eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) payments. The report provides an overview and checklist for six... Read More


    January 16, 2018 Communications

    We’ve created a toolkit to help providers understand why separation is beneficial and how it can work in practice. The toolkit also details the challenges involved in separating housing and support services and explains how to work through the... Read More

  • Designing for Inclusion and Independence

    December 13, 2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation’s sister organisation, Summer Housing, launched a guide especially for builders and developers of specialist disability housing. Read More

  • NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation: Pathway to a mature market

    August 22, 2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers have launched a joint report entitled NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation: Pathway to a mature market. One of the most important tasks for the NDIS is to create more housing for people with disability, especially... Read More

  • Hunter Housing Demonstration Project Apartment Features

    July 23, 2016 Communications

    Our second housing demonstration project established in 2015 is in the Hunter region in New South Wales. We purchased ten apartments for people with disability, in a 110-unit private development. An additional apartment is provided for disability support workers. Read More

  • Accessible Housing – standards report

    June 29, 2016 Communications

    This report supports the need to consider development in Australia of an appropriate design framework to assist the housing sector in delivering suitable housing for people with significant disability. Read More

  • Abbotsford Report

    November 23, 2015 Communications

    The Summer Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the report Learnings from the Abbotsford Housing Demonstration Project: 2012-2013. Read More

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