Improving the way hospitals and the NDIS work together to support people with disability to leave hospital and return to their community is key to keeping them out of aged care.
The Summer Foundation has been delivering projects, training and resources within mainstream health systems since 2016. We have produced a comprehensive range of resources, co-designed with health services, to streamline the interface between health and the NDIS. Highlights include:
Housing Needs and Preferences to Support Discharge Guide and Template
The Housing Needs and Preferences to Support Discharge Guide and Template are for health professionals to support a person with disability to describe the housing and support they want and need so that they can be discharged to suitable housing.
NDIS Capacity Building Framework Training Manual
In striving for best practice outcomes for NDIS participants, a health service may use this resource to provide a framework in the provision of information, training and mentoring to staff for practice change.
This manual includes links to resources and training videos.
If you would like more information or are interested in capacity building in your health service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Collaborative Discharge Approach (CDA) Practice Guide
The CDA Practice Guide details the steps involved in effective discharge planning for younger people under 65 with disability or complex support needs in hospital.
Community of Practice
The Summer Foundation has set up a national Community of Practice for health practitioners, aiming to grow skills and share experiences of successful discharge planning outcomes.
This platform will enable innovation sharing and promote positive communication and professional insight, for the ultimate benefit of health professionals and the people with disability that they support.
Housing Brokerage Service
The Housing Brokerage Service is designed to support the discharge of people with disability from hospital to housing that aligns with their housing needs and preferences.
The service team uses a secondary consultancy approach to support and build the capacity of key professionals working alongside people with disability who are stuck in hospital and require suitable housing.
The Summer Foundation’s projects focus on:
- Increasing workforce capacity across sectors
- Helping navigate the NDIS and health interface through resource development
- Re-designing and streamlining the interface between sectors
- Building collaboration across sectors