Publications

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation – Supply in Australia

    11/01/2021 Communications

    Specialist Disability Accommodation – Supply in Australia provides an update on the growth of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) across Australia and shares insights into current market sentiment. Read More

  • living more independently

    09/09/2020 Communications

    ‘Living more independently’ means living in a house (townhouse/duplex/apartment/other) where you get to decide what you do and how you live, and you only get as much support as you need. Read More

  • My Housing Preferences

    09/09/2020 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

  • The Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised

    20/04/2020 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

  • 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