for people with disability

  • Mainstream Housing Options

    20/07/2018 Communications

    This guide is to help people with disability look for for mainstream housing. It also explains what mainstream housing is and types of mainstream housing. If you can’t find the right type of housing because of your disability you... Read More

  • Making a training video for your support worker

    11/07/2018 Communications

    It can be hard to explain to your support worker how you want to be supported. Making a video for your support workers can be a good way of helping them to understand anything you want them to know. Read More

  • A podcast series: Reasonable and Necessary with Dr George

    29/06/2018 Communications

    Dr George Taleporos is hosting a new podcast series that aims to help make sense of the NDIS. Dr George talks about different topics including understanding the NDIS Act, how to go about making your NDIS plan and more. Read More

  • ndis and aged care fees

    27/06/2018 Communications

    This information is for people with complex support needs, eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and who are preparing to move into a residential aged care facility (RACF), or are currently living in aged care – as... Read More

  • Consumer and Family Carer Network

    07/05/2018 Communications

    The Summer Foundation invites people with disability (consumers) and their family carers to join the Consumer and Family Carer Network. The network provides regular updates on service and policy initiatives, useful contact information and resources. Read More

  • A Digital story: looking for somewhere to live

    20/04/2018 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

  • Housing Plan Tool

    13/03/2018 Communications

    This tool has been created to help support coordinators prepare a Housing Plan for NDIS participants who are wanting to test their eligibility for SDA funding. The tool provides information about what support coordinators need to include in a... Read More

  • living more independently

    10/03/2018 Communications

    ‘Living more independently’ means living in a house (townhouse/duplex/apartment/other) where you get to decide what you do and how you live, and you only get as much support as you need. Read More

  • Sample NDIS Plans

    01/03/2018 Communications

    The Summer Foundation has developed sample NDIS plans to share with people aged under 65 years living in, or at risk of entering, residential aged care (RAC) and their families, supporters, guardians or nominees. Read More

  • The Pathway to SDA

    08/12/2017 Communications

    If you can’t live in mainstream housing because of your extreme functional impairment or very high support needs, the NDIS may pay for the cost of your housing, through funding known as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) payments. But the... Read More

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