The Summer Foundation has released position statements that support two areas of strategic focus: ensuring that young people in residential aged care get access to the NDIS; and increasing the range and scale of housing.
These documents outline the issues we have identified through our action research and provide recommendations to influence policy makers to improve policy and practice around the NDIS. We anticipate these key messages will support individual advocacy as well as our endeavours to achieve systemic change.
“Access to the NDIS for Younger People in Residential Aged Care” recommends five actions that will support young people to exit nursing homes, and prevent new admissions. By undertaking these actions, the NDIA will ensure young people with disability who are living in nursing homes can access and navigate the Scheme.
“Developing NDIS Housing for People with Complex Support Needs” presents four recommended actions to increase
the number of high quality, accessible and affordable housing options for people with disability. The delivery of more affordable and accessible NDIS housing, provides real options for young people to move out of nursing homes and reduce new admissions.
Download the position statements here.