Housing

One of the reasons many young people with disability live in nursing homes is because there is nowhere else for them to live.

The Summer Foundation is working in a number of ways to address the issue of housing accessibility, availability and affordability through our own work and working with our sister organisation Summer Housing.


Finding Housing

The NDIS is providing new opportunities for participants to have more choice about where and how they want to live, but the road to independent living can be complicated. The Summer Foundation is building a library of resources to help.
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SDA Market Information

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing that has been specially designed for people with complex support needs. The NDIS is funding SDA payments to stimulate a commercial market in specialist disability housing.
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Housing prototypes

The Summer Foundation’s housing prototypes provide examples of vibrant alternatives to aged care for young people with complex support needs.
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Policy and Research

The Summer Foundation investigates alternatives and advocates for policy solutions that will increase accessible and affordable housing options.
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Current Projects

Finding better housing outcomes for people with disability is at the heart of all the current housing work the Summer Foundation is involved in.
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Housing Resources

We have a host of housing resources available for young people in nursing homes, their families and carers, participants, SDA providers, financial institutions and policy makers.
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BUILDING BETTER LIVES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN NURSING HOMES