The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the single biggest opportunity to stop young Australians with disability going into aged care. And for younger people already living in aged care, it may provide a pathway back to living in the community.

Accessing the NDIS

Connecting to the NDIS and getting a good outcome can be a challenge for young people in aged care and those at risk of entering it, so the Summer Foundation is working to make the process easier. Read more >

Developing an NDIS Plan

It can be difficult to work out all the services and supports you need to live an ordinary life. The Summer Foundation has prepared Sample NDIS Plans for younger people aged under 65 years living in aged care, or at risk of entering aged care.
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For Professionals

As well as assisting NDIS participants, we aim to help the professionals who are working with participants to achieve their goals – including support coordinators, aged care providers, local area coordinators and allied health professionals. We have developed practical resources that inform and educate about the issues facing people with complex care needs.
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The NDIS has the potential to transform the lives of people with disabilities, but young people in aged care are facing significant bureaucratic barriers.
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Current Projects

The Summer Foundation has been funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to work with the aged care sector to improve outcomes for NDIS participants.
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NDIS Resources

Our range of NDIS resources continues to grow as we broaden our experience of the issues faced by younger people with high or complex needs.
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