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Through these videos young people with disability tell their stories about finding housing that is right for them. Other people also talk about their experiences working in the area.

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March 2021

Property developer Keith Fagg shares his experience building SDA

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Property Developer, Keith Fagg, talks about his motivation for building Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).


June 2020

Chris’s story – everything’s changed

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Chris shares his journey from hospital to his new home and the value of having good support around you.


February 2020

Living independently ‘Trevor chooses how he wants to live’

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Linda, Trevor’s Mum, shares how Trevor’s life has changed since he chose to live independently with support in an SDA apartment.


February 2020

Linda offers her advice on looking for SDA

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Linda explains clearly the steps involved when looking for SDA.
She highlights the impact on her son, Trevor and herself since
he moved into an SDA apartment.


December 2019

Lisa is moving out of aged care

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Lisa has lived in a nursing home for about 6 years. Her main goal was to get of the nursing home. Lisa shares how it feels to be preparing to move into an SDA apartment.


December 2019

Sam Shares ‘things that helped me move’

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Sam has moved from a group home into an SDA apartment. Sam would like to share with others things that helped this move. “We don’t know what we could be, but it is a lot more than they expect.”


November 2019

Shanais living independently in an SDA Apartment

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Shanais describes how life changing it is to be living independently in an accessible apartment in Melbourne.


October 2019

Ben’s journey to independence

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Cheryl and Gary describe their son, Ben’s journey to independence.


James was 21 when he went into aged care

September 2019

Voices Royal Commission need to hear

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Learn why the Aged Care Royal Commission needs to hear the
experiences of younger people who have experience living
in aged care, or who are at risk of going into aged care.
Listen to workshop participants as they tell their stories.


June 2019

Carol & Kevin support their daughter through her SDA journey

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Kirby had to move home to live with her parents after her injury. It was always Kirby’s dream to return to independent living. Carol and Kevin share their journey of supporting Kirby through the SDA process.


May 2019

Penny’s story

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After a hospital stay and her husband no longer her carer, Penny was unable to return home. She put in a change of circumstances to the NDIS. Penny now says her supports enable her to live the life she wants to live.


April 2019

Kirby’s SDA journey to her new home

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Kirby finally has her own space again, making her own choices. See how SDA has helped Kirby’s dream to live independently again in her own home.


December 2018

What is a support coordinator?

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Linda Rossow, Independent Support Coordinator, explains her role as a support coordinator and what this means for the participants she works with.


December 2018

Support coordination: Exploring housing options

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Linda Rossow, Independent Support Coordinator, talks about the process she works through with participants who want to find somewhere different to live.


August 2018

Michael’s NDIS story

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Connecting with the NDIS has been a long and complicated journey for Michael. By sharing his story he is hoping it will help others with disability trying to navigate the system. Story filmed in Nov 2017.


August 2018

I’m a person before a disability – Karen’s Story

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Karen loves spending time with friends and family, but socialising is complicated when you now live an hour and a half away. Karen is hoping her story can help others.


August 2018

Life After Discharge – from hospital to home

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Donna King is an Occupational Therapist Case Manager. Donna discusses the importantce of communication after discharge and establishing community links.


August 2018

Discharge Planning from Hospital to Home

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Donna King is an Occupational Therapist Case Manager working in the area of traumatic brain injury. Donna deals mainly with clients in rural locations. Donna says early contact is key to a good Discharge Plan.


August 2018

Chris’s experience with the health system

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Chris was in hospital and rehab for 3 months. Chris’ explanation of that time was “I felt like a ping pong ball between the hospital and my care coordinator”.


August 2018

Chris’s aged care story

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Two and half years ago Chris was hospitalised. Chris knew he couldn’t return to his home in Launceston, he wanted to move closer to his parents on the north west coast of Tasmania. With no choices this would mean living in a nursing home.


August 2018

Danny’s story – with his brother Michael

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Danny has MS, he recently suffered an infection which resulted in a hospital stay, he was unable to return home. It is important to Danny’s family that he stays living on the northern beaches.


July 2018

THE NDIS: A new landscape for people who acquire a disability

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The NDIS is creating new possibilities for people with disability, but is a whole new world for health care professionals.


July 2018

Masoud’s story

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The story of the strong bond between brothers. Edris’ main goal for his brother, Masoud, is for him to move out of aged care. Edris is hoping the NDIS will assist with this.


June 2018

Matthew’s story

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Life can change in an instant. Matthew talks about his journey back into a new life in the community.


June 2018

Deborah’s NDIS story

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It’s been a bumpy road, but the NDIS is making a world of difference for Deborah.


June 2018

Life in a nursing home

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Daniel went from hospital to a nursing home. He shares his experiences and ideas on how to improve the life of young people living in nursing homes.


June 2018

Deborah’s aged care story

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It all started Christmas Eve 2015. Deborah went from thinking about what she was going to cook for Christmas Day, to being in intensive care with all her organs shutting down. That was the beginning of Deborah’s journey into aged care.


March 2018

Michelle’s housing journey

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At the age of 19, Michelle suffered an asthma attack and spent nearly two years in a nursing home. This is Michelle’s journey to once again living independently.


November 2017

Tanya’s story

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Tanya’s love and passionate advocacy for her husband has led to the life Simon is able to live today.


November 2017

A digital story by Cheryl & Gary Parkinson

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The motive to look for alternative accommodation for their son was two-fold: For Ben, it was about his independence; for Gary and Cheryl, it was about who would look after Ben in the future.


November 2017

A digital story by James Nutt

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Choice and control: Living in his new supported accommodation is enabling James to increase his independence.


November 2017

Amy’s story

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Amy describes moving into her new supported accommodation as the biggest life-changing event since the onset of her disability.


November 2017

Tania’s story

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Tania and her family excitedly moved into their new home and began the journey of rebuilding their family roles.


November 2016

Vicki Wilkinson: Pathway into a Nursing Home

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If Vicki had more health support at crucial times following her injury her four year stay in a nursing home could have been avoided.


September 2016

Summer Foundation hunter pre-move reflections

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Summer Foundation Tenants discuss the anticipation of moving into their new homes.


July 2016

Bev Shalders’ story

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Bev shares some practical advice and wisdom on how to navigate the NDIS.


April 2016

Greg Brown’s story

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Greg is a typical Aussie bloke who has experienced a lot of life and has a quirky sense of humour to match. After being attacked by a gang on a train, Greg has been slowly gaining his freedom back thanks to extensive therapy and suitable housing.


March 2016

Anj’s story

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A lack of housing options and appropriate rehabilitation saw Anj move away from her support network and into a nursing home.


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