• Rights in Specialist Disability Accommodation Submission

    July 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

  • Senate Inquiry National Disability Strategy 2017 Submission

    May 15, 2017 Communications

    In November 2016, the delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 to build inclusive and accessible communities was referred for inquiry to the Australian Senate's Community Affairs References Committee. Read More

  • NDIS Report Card – April 2017

    May 1, 2017 Communications

    The Summer Foundation has released its first NDIS Report Card. It measures NDIS outcomes for younger people in residential aged care (RAC) against six critical outcomes. Read More

  • Sample NDIS Plans

    May 1, 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

  • Living Like Everyone Else

    March 30, 2017 Communications

    Living Like Everyone Else is an up-to-date guide to 24-hour support options for people with disability and complex needs, detailing how people can live more independently in their own homes. Read More

  • 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