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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

Meet Ned and his housemates

Earlier this year, Lu and Gina met Ned, his housemates and his family to capture their experience living in an ‘individualised living option’ (ILO) homeshare arrangement. Lu caught up with the housemates recently to see how it is all going.
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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.

Q&A on the UpSkill Provider Directory

The Summer Foundation’s Curator, Emma Gee, chats with one of the organisation’s Project Coordinators, Helen Jeisman, about the new UpSkill Provider Directory – a searchable online directory of support coordinators and NDIS allied health professionals.
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New tools to help people move out of aged care

New podcasts, videos and support tools are now available on the Housing Hub website to help people moving out of aged care. Emma Gee, Summer Foundation staff member, speaks about creating these tools with a group of people with experience of the moving process.
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Every brain injury is different

Meet Greg, he has been living with a brain injury for 33 years. He writes about his experience and explains why Brain Injury Awareness Week is important to him.
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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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