• Practice Guide

    August 31, 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

  • Accessible Housing – standards report

    June 29, 2016 Communications

    This report supports the need to consider development in Australia of an appropriate design framework to assist the housing sector in delivering suitable housing for people with significant disability. Read More

  • Financing housing for NDIS participants

    March 14, 2016 Communications

    Addressing the large housing shortage for people with disability in the NDIS will depend on the ability of housing providers to access significant amounts of capital from the private financial market. Read More

  • Considerations for NDIS Design

    December 6, 2015 Communications

    The Considerations for National Disability Insurance Scheme Design report further demonstrates the urgent need for action to ensure the coordinated delivery of disability and health supports, to young people with complex disability who are eligible for the National Disability... Read More

  • NDIS Connections Year One Report

    December 4, 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

    November 23, 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

  • Social Finance Think Tank Report

    November 23, 2015 Communications

    The Summer Foundation is pleased to launch its latest publication, Housing for Young People in Nursing Homes: A Report from a Social Finance Think Tank. Read More

  • New Housing Options – Design Insights

    November 20, 2015 Communications

    The Summer Foundation is developing a small number of innovative housing and support projects to demonstrate a new and more inclusive housing option for people with significant disability. This report is based on learnings from our housing demonstration projects... Read More

  • Senate Inquiry Submission

    February 20, 2015 Communications

    A Federal Government Senate Inquiry into the ‘Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia was announced in December 2014. The Senate Committee for Community Affairs was interested... Read More

  • The Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised

    September 24, 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