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Staying Connected


Welcome to our Staying Connected page. If you have experience of living with a disability or supporting someone who does, this is the place for you to share your story and find opportunities for others to feel more supported, empowered and connected.

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

Email peersupport@summerfoundation.org.au
Call or text 0499 333 105
Click here to fill in our contact form and we will get in touch with you

Here is our latest story

Opportunities to get involved

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

Read more Staying Connected stories

Read more stories from people with lived experience below.

‘Call-to-Test’ COVID-19

Gina, a Summer Foundation Program Officer in our Lived Experience Team interviewed some people with disability in our network about their experience of this new ‘Call-to-Test’ Procedure.
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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.”

Dance of Dependence– Liz’s poem

Liz shares through a poem her journey into her new SDA apartment.

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