• sda market insights

    March 16, 2018 Communications

    Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing that has been specifically developed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. Based on a national quantitative and qualitative study, SDA Market Insights Report on Supply and Demand has... Read More

  • Housing Plan Tool

    March 13, 2018 Communications

    This tool has been created to help support coordinators prepare a Housing Plan for NDIS participants who are wanting to test their eligibility for SDA funding. The tool provides information about what support coordinators need to include in a... Read More

  • living more independently

    March 10, 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

  • Sample NDIS Plans

    March 1, 2018 Communications

    The Summer Foundation has developed sample NDIS plans to share with people aged under 65 years living in, or at risk of entering, residential aged care (RAC) and their families, supporters, guardians or nominees. Read More

  • a successful transition to more independent living

    February 21, 2018 Communications

    This report sets out the current understanding of what is required to support a tenant with complex support needs to successfully transition to living in their new home, pursuing their goals and aspirations with as much independence and confidence... Read More

  • Establishing Effective SDA Projects

    February 21, 2018 Communications

    This report shares the practical elements of what is involved in creating housing projects that are suitable for people with complex needs and eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) payments. The report provides an overview and checklist for six... Read More


    January 17, 2018 Communications

    The purpose of this paper is to inform and prompt discussion in the finance sector and among others about ways to address inequity of home ownership for people with disability in Australia. We aim to improve the situation by focusing on... Read More


    January 16, 2018 Communications

    We’ve created a toolkit to help providers understand why separation is beneficial and how it can work in practice. The toolkit also details the challenges involved in separating housing and support services and explains how to work through the... Read More

  • Designing for Inclusion and Independence

    December 13, 2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation’s sister organisation, Summer Housing, launched a guide especially for builders and developers of specialist disability housing. Read More

  • Support Coordination – A changing landscape

    December 11, 2017 Communications

    Support Coordination will play a critical role in ensuring that National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants are able to use their NDIS Plan to live a good life. This is especially the case for participants who are vulnerable and... Read More