• 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

  • The Pathway to SDA

    December 8, 2017 Communications

    If you can’t live in mainstream housing because of your extreme functional impairment or very high support needs, the NDIS may pay for the cost of your housing, through funding known as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) payments. But the... Read More

  • Using SDA to Buy Your Own Property

    December 8, 2017 Communications

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is giving people with disability more control over their housing and support, offering individualised options not previously available. The NDIS has introduced Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) to support people with complex or high level... Read More

  • Looking for Somewhere to Live

    December 7, 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

    December 7, 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

    October 19, 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

  • NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation: Pathway to a mature market

    August 22, 2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers have launched a joint report entitled NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation: Pathway to a mature market. One of the most important tasks for the NDIS is to create more housing for people with disability, especially... Read More

  • Sample NDIS Plans

    June 30, 2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation is developing 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

  • 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

  • Cross Sector Discharge Planners Forum Summary

    June 6, 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