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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

Connor is now living in SDA

We first met Connor during the more than 2 years he waited to get the right SDA approval in his NDIS plan. Late last year Connor finally moved in to his own apartment.
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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.

Meet Daniel

We first met Daniel almost a decade ago, when he lived in a nursing home. Last year, Daniel moved into his own SDA apartment.
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Meet Samar

Last year we began working with Samar. Samar shares her experience of moving into SDA and explains why she wanted to share her story.
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Meet Tobias

Earlier this year, we met Tobias. He has recently become an NDIS participant and has been working with us to highlight the strengths and challenges of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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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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