Working with people in the hospital setting

  • April 28th, 2021 9:30 am
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This UpSkill workshop, brought to you by the Summer Foundation, is designed to help you navigate the tricky interface between the National Disability Insurance Scheme and health when working with people in hospital. We will discuss how hospitals work towards discharge and how health and NDIS supports can be used to facilitate smooth transitions into suitable housing and living well in the community.

This is an interactive workshop and there will be practical exercises, group discussion and opportunity for questions and answers.


Why you should attend:

Support coordinators and NDIS allied health professionals will develop an understanding of the key drivers of hospitals and the NDIS, and how to work collaboratively across the interface. This workshop will better equip the workforce to work with people in the hospital setting to prepare for discharge with appropriate health, NDIS and mainstream supports in place.

The Summer Foundation has provided training on the NDIS to over 3,500 hospital staff across Australia. We’ve developed this training based on our comprehensive understanding of this interface.

Topics include:

  • Key drivers for hospitals
  • NDIS and health working together
  • Early interim NDIS plans for timely discharge
  • Housing supports available under the NDIS including the eligibility requirements for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

Who is this for:

  • Support coordinators
  • NDIS allied health professionals who are assisting a person in a hospital or rehab setting


Workshop Facilitators: Linda Hughes and Virginia Mitsch

Linda Hughes –  Support Coordinator and NDIS and SDA expert, advocate and the Summer Foundation’s UpSkill Lead

Virginia Mitsch – Working with Summer Foundation, Virginia was integral in developing the Summer Foundation’s Collaborative Hospital Discharge Approach.  Virginia now runs a consultancy business around the Health and NDIS interface.

For more info about UpSkill trainers click here.

DATE: Wednesday 28 April 2021
TIME: 9.30am-1.00pm
LOCATION: Online workshop for VIC & NSW


UpSkill is an initiative of the Summer Foundation.
We appreciate Gandel Philanthropy’s support of our UpSkill program.


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