for people with disability

  • SDA Eligibility Criteria

    27/04/2018 Communications

    SDA is a costly support that will be provided to only a small number of NDIS participants, so the rules used to determine a participant’s eligibility are rigorously applied. Read More

  • A video 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

  • 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

  • Using SDA to Buy Your Own Property

    08/12/2017 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

    07/12/2017 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

  • My Housing Preferences

    19/10/2017 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

  • Hunter Housing Demonstration Project Apartment Features

    23/07/2016 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

  • The Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised

    24/09/2014 Communications

    Summer Foundation Researchers worked with Professor Barry Willer, author of the Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ), to extend the original tool to include a measure of the use of electronic social networking for social integration. Read More

  • The Housing Toolkit

    24/06/2013 Communications

    The Summer Foundation has worked closely with people with disability and their families to understand the experiences, issues and concerns about housing and support. Throughout this consultation process, the aim was to create a toolkit that is relevant and... Read More

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