for people with disability

  • A podcast series: Reasonable and Necessary with Dr George

    April 20, 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

  • 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

  • Housing Plan Tool

    March 13, 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

    March 10, 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

    March 1, 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

    December 8, 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

  • Using SDA to Buy Your Own Property

    December 8, 2017 Communications

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is giving people with disability more control over their housing and support, offering individualised options not previously available. The NDIS has introduced Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) to support people with complex or high level... Read More

  • Looking for Somewhere to Live

    December 7, 2017 Communications

    This guide explains how you can access and make the most of NDIS funding to look for housing. It forms part of a series of information resources that the Summer Foundation has prepared about accessing housing. It is for... Read More

  • SDA Payments Guide

    December 7, 2017 Communications

    This guide explains what specialist disability accommodation (SDA) payments are, who they are paid to and how they are accessed. For people who have SDA payments included in their NDIS Plan, it explains how to make the most of... Read More

  • My Housing Preferences

    October 19, 2017 Communications

    This tool helps you think about where you want to live, who you would like to live with and the type of housing that you would like to live in. You can use this tool to tell your housing... Read More

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