Publications

  • True Stories, Practical Solutions – Submission to the Royal Commission on Aged care quality and Safety

    05/09/2019 Communications

    The Summer Foundation has lodged its submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission. The submission identifies the key policy and systemic changes needed to stop young people being forced into aged care. It covers what needs to change and... Read More

  • Young People in Residential Aged Care (2017 – 2018) – A Snapshot

    02/08/2019 Communications

    Young People in Residential Aged Care (2017-2018) A Snapshot aims to provide this critical information to organisations and government bodies that are working to create the systems change needed to resolve the issue of young people in aged care. Read More

  • Looking for Somewhere to Live

    07/07/2019 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

    07/07/2019 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

  • NDIS Housing pathway

    16/10/2018 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

  • ndis and aged care fees

    27/06/2018 Communications

    This information is for people with complex support needs, eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and who are preparing to move into a residential aged care facility (RACF), or are currently living in aged care – as... Read More

  • Hospital Discharge Planning – Literature Review

    25/06/2018 Communications

    The Hospital Discharge Project aims to bring about better coordinated discharge planning processes that enable younger people to leave hospital earlier and move back into the community, ultimately leading to fewer young Victorians entering residential aged care (RAC). Read More

  • Sample NDIS Plans

    01/06/2018 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

  • ndis readiness – a toolkit for hospitals

    19/04/2018 Communications

    The Summer Foundation has developed tailored resources for health practitioners. These resources cover the entire hospital journey for people with disabilities, from admission to discharge back into the community. Read More

  • sda market insights

    16/03/2018 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

BUILDING BETTER LIVES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN NURSING HOMES