Training and professional development

Building capacity in the aged care and hospital sector is key to improving long-term outcomes for people with disability and complex care needs.

Part of the Summer Foundation’s work with hospitals, aged care providers and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) includes conducting workshops and training sessions for staff about living an ordinary life.

Aged care providers are often supporting young people who have been forced to live in aged care because no other options are available in the community. As mainstream service providers for older Australians, younger people with disability are not the primary target group for these providers.

Our aim is to ensure young people with complex support needs are actively and effectively supported by ACAT services to avoid entry into aged care; and where they are living in aged care, their service provider proactively and effectively helps them transition back to the community as soon as possible.

To find out more about our workshops and training for your staff please contact Zoe Shearer.


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