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Staying Connected

Welcome to our Staying Connected page.

Are you living with disability or supporting someone who does? 

Connect and contribute to the work of the Summer Foundation here.

Click here to connect with us – we’d love to hear about your experiences.

Here is our latest story

Empowering perspectives: Insights from the National Disability Summit

Hi my name is Frances. I’m a mature woman with a disability who is trying to live my best possible life, which has included working and travelling around the world. This has enabled me to work and be involved in some amazing projects. I’m also a carer for someone with a psychosocial disability.
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Opportunities to get involved

Check out our events and opportunities (paid and voluntary) for people with lived experience of disability or connect with us and share your story or experience with others.

Read more Staying Connected stories

Read more stories from people with lived experience below.

Profile – Meet Kelly Maskell

Kelly was interviewed for this month’s Summer Foundation Focus newsletter about her experience of moving out of aged care and into SDA.
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Do you want to read more stories from people with lived experience?

Video stories

The Summer Foundation has connected with a number of people with disability over the years who have taken the time to share their personal stories with us. Here are a couple of our latest video stories:

Lisa Enjoying SDA Life

Lisa has lived in a nursing home for about 6 years. Her main goal was to get of the nursing home. Lisa shares how it feels to be preparing to move into an SDA apartment.

Sam shares ‘things that helped me move’

Sam has moved from a group home into an SDA apartment. Sam would like to share with others things that helped this move. “We don’t know what we could be, but it is a lot more than they expect.”

Individualised living options – Ned and his housemates

Take a look at the complete video series about ‘Individualised Living Options in action’ on the Housing Hub website.

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