• living more independently

    09/09/2020 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

  • My Housing Preferences

    09/09/2020 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

  • SDA Eligibility Criteria

    09/09/2020 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


    29/08/2020 Communications

    The SDA Rules 2020, released in June, increase a person’s choice and control about where they want to live and who they want to live with. The key changes are outlined in this resource. Read More


    27/07/2020 Communications

    This resource provides an overview of housing options, including Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The role of SDA is explained along with how SDA payments, provided in an individual participant’s plan, flow through... Read More


    01/06/2020 Communications

    In response to feedback from the SDA panel, the Summer Foundation has developed 2 new resources to help support coordinators and allied health professionals prepare an NDIS participant housing statement. Read More

  • Transitional Housing and Support in Australia for People with Disability: Environmental Scan

    30/03/2020 Communications

    People with a newly acquired disability typically start their journey through the health system within acute services, progressing to subacute services for a period of rehabilitation, before being discharged into the community. Transitional services that bridge the gap between... Read More

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation – Supply in Australia

    23/03/2020 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

  • How to write a Housing Plan

    14/08/2019 Communications

    The How to write a Housing Plan – Guide (the Guide) and the Housing Plan Template has been created to help support coordinators write housing plans for NDIS participants who want to test their eligibility for Specialist Disability Accommodation... Read More

  • Allied Health Housing Assessments

    26/07/2019 Communications

    The aim of this guide is to assist support coordinators and allied health professionals collaborate on Housing Plans for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants. Housing Plans rely on appropriately framed allied health assessments and reports to support the... Read More