For policy makers

  • Rights in Specialist Disability Accommodation Submission

    June 12, 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

    May 15, 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

  • NDIS Connections – Project findings and proposed solutions

    May 12, 2017 Communications

    Findings from our NDIS Connections project in the Barwon, Hunter, ACT and Perth Hills trial sites have reinforced the importance of ensuring active outreach is available for young people in nursing homes so that they can become active participants... Read More

  • NDIS Report Card – April 2017

    May 1, 2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation has released its first NDIS Report Card. It measures NDIS outcomes for younger people in residential aged care (RAC) against six critical outcomes. Read More

  • ACCESS TO THE NDIS FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE IN RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE

    October 7, 2016 Communications

    This position statement details five actions we recommend the NDIS undertakes to ensure it lives up to its ambition of fully supporting young people in RAC. Read More

  • DEVELOPING NDIS HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH COMPLEX SUPPORT NEEDS

    October 7, 2016 Communications

    This position statement details four actions we recommend the NDIS undertake to ensure it lives up to its ambition of fully supporting young people in RAC. Read More

  • NDIS Connections Year One Report

    December 4, 2015 Communications

    In 2014, the Summer Foundation commenced Connections Projects in the Barwon and Hunter National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial sites. This report summarises the findings from the first year of the project (June 2014-2015). Read More

  • Senate Inquiry Submission

    February 20, 2015 Communications

    A Federal Government Senate Inquiry into the ‘Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia was announced in December 2014. The Senate Committee for Community Affairs was interested... Read More

  • Evaluation of Quality of Life Outcomes for Participants

    June 1, 2012 Communications

    The Summer Foundation and Monash University conducted interviews with 68 people with disabilities and families who received services through the five-year Victorian Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) initiative. Read More

  • YPIRAC: Support needs, preferences and future directions

    October 1, 2007 Communications

    This report details the findings from the first 105 people who had individual plans and assessments completed between February and August 2007 as part of the my future my choice initiative. Read More

BUILDING BETTER LIVES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN NURSING HOMES