for service providers

  • 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

  • SDA Payments Guide

    07/12/2017 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

    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

  • Cross Sector Discharge Planners Forum Summary

    06/06/2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation, in partnership with other leading organisations, brought together practitioners and representatives who support younger people making the transition from hospital to the community. Read More

  • NDIS Connections – Project findings and proposed solutions

    12/05/2017 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

  • Living Like Everyone Else

    30/03/2017 Communications

    Living Like Everyone Else is an up-to-date guide to 24-hour support options for people with disability and complex needs, detailing how people can live more independently in their own homes. Read More

  • Practice Guide

    31/08/2016 Communications

    The Practice Guide is for people supporting and advocating for young people in nursing homes, particularly when it comes to them securing access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Read More

  • NDIS Connections Year One Report

    04/12/2015 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

  • Abbotsford Report

    23/11/2015 Communications

    The Summer Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the report Learnings from the Abbotsford Housing Demonstration Project: 2012-2013. 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

BUILDING BETTER LIVES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN NURSING HOMES