For policy makers

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation – Supply in Australia

    22/03/2019 Communications

    Specialist Disability Accommodation – Supply in Australia is a report on new supply and potential undersupply of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) across Australia. Read More


    13/02/2019 Communications

    On 8 February 2019, the government  announced ‘immediate reforms’ to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) to improve choice and control for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and boost market confidence. Read More

  • Young people in nursing homes fact sheet

    29/10/2018 Communications

    A Royal Commission into Aged Care was announced in Australia in 2018 that will include looking at young people in aged care. This provides an opportunity to put an end to young people in aged care once and for... Read More

  • Briefing Paper – Royal Commission into Aged Care

    20/09/2018 Communications

    The Summer Foundation have compiled a briefing paper to outline the opportunity presented by the Royal Commission into Aged Care to directly address the issue of young people living in aged care. We wholeheartedly welcome this Royal Commission.... Read More

  • Joint Submission: Review of the NDIS SDA Pricing and Payments Framework

    03/07/2018 Communications

    The Specialist Disability Accommodation Pricing and Payments Framework is a new and innovative approach to encouraging high quality accessible housing in the market via incentive payments linked to individual participants. The Framework has been welcomed as an important form... Read More

  • Insight into Design Issues in the Health and NDIS Systems Interface

    29/06/2018 Communications

    The implementation of the NDIS requires significant changes to the way state-based health systems operate within the new national system. Recreating an effective interface between them has been difficult as inter-system policies and operational guidelines were not established prior... Read More

  • NDIS Report Card June 2018

    12/06/2018 Communications

    This is the Summer Foundation’s second NDIS Report Card, which reports on the impact the NDIS is having for younger people with disability living in nursing homes. The NDIS Report Card measures this impact in six important areas. Read More

  • Summary of the NDIA’s SDA Provider and Investor Brief

    07/05/2018 Communications

    The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) published a Specialist Disability Accommodation Provider and Investor Brief on 24 April 2018. The purpose of the Brief is to clarify the SDA Pricing and Payments framework for market providers. Read More

  • Rights in Specialist Disability Accommodation Submission

    12/06/2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation have made a submission in response to a consultation paper by the Victorian Government, which sought input on how best to transition from current models of disability accommodation to a range of new specialist disability accommodation... Read More

  • Senate Inquiry National Disability Strategy 2017 Submission

    15/05/2017 Communications

    In November 2016, the delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 to build inclusive and accessible communities was referred for inquiry to the Australian Senate's Community Affairs References Committee. Read More

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