Publications

  • 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

  • UNLOCKING HOME OWNERSHIP

    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

  • SEPARATING HOUSING AND SUPPORT SERVICES toolkit

    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

  • 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

BUILDING BETTER LIVES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN NURSING HOMES