Group 3

Making the Connection

Jo Stewart started working at the Summer Foundation in 2014 assisting young people living in aged care to connect to the NDIS. This work was done knowing that in the future connection to the NDIS would increase opportunities for younger people in aged care and that these opportunities would be beneficial.

She is now working in our Housing Matching Team, where she engages with people with disability, their families and supporters to connect them with newly built housing in Victoria.

“Access to SDA funding and housing for people with high support needs is one of the opportunities we knew would be on the horizon when we started our NDIS connections work,” Jo said. “It is rewarding to now be in a position to see real housing outcomes for young people.”

Housing opportunities

The Summer Foundation is contracted by Summer Housing to find and assess tenants for its apartments.

Jo is supporting potential tenants through the application process for two Summer Housing developments in Melbourne that are leasing soon – Alke apartments in Oakleigh and Botanic apartments in Southbank summerhousing.org.au/our-apartments/victoria/ 

The Summer Housing opportunities along with other accessible housing opportunities are listed on The Housing Hub website which is a national website worth checking on a regular basis. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the upcoming developments in Melbourne please phone Jo on 0438 333 007 or email joanna.stewart@summerfoundation.org.au

We are particularly interested in hearing from young people currently living in aged care in Melbourne.

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