UpSkill

Support coordinators are among the most critical professionals assisting people with complex disability support needs to achieve positive outcomes under the NDIS

It is support coordinators who assist young people to explore their housing options and find alternatives to aged care, and many support coordinators will need a significant amount of professional development to do this effectively.

The Summer Foundation is unlikely to be able to achieve our mission of stopping young people being forced into aged care unless they have access to a high-quality support coordination workforce.

So, we have launched a flagship program, UpSkill, to build the capacity of the support coordination workforce.

UpSkill will:

  • Showcase best practice for support coordination for people with high or complex support needs
  • Run workshops for support coordinators, allied health professionals and hospital discharge staff to reduce the number of young people entering aged care
  • Develop an online Community of Practice for expert support coordinators specialising in working with people with high or complex support needs
  • Build the capacity of NDIS participants to understand support coordination and choose the right support coordinator for them
  • Pilot a connection service to link people with high or complex needs to highly capable support coordinators

 

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To learn about face-to-face professional development opportunities coming up in Victoria, NSW and Queensland and how to access our online resources, sign up to our support coordinators mailing list

Training modules

UpSkill can support you or your organisation by delivering training. These training opportunities provide support coordinators and allied health professionals with a vital peer networking opportunity as well as access to various resources. Workshop participants will be invited to join the UpSkill referral directory so that the Summer Foundation can refer people with complex disability to skilled support coordinators and allied health professionals. Please refer to the training module for more information.
Download UpSkill Training Module Overview

Upcoming workshops

MELBOURNE

NDIS & Housing – Understanding Your Option  Tuesday 27 August 
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How to Write a Housing Plan – Wednesday 7 August, Wednesday 14 August, Monday 2 September
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UpSkill Referral Directory

The UpSkill directory will be used by the Summer Foundation to refer young people in aged care (or at risk of entry to aged care) to appropriate support coordinators.

To be part of this referral directory, support coordinators should have the relevant skills and experience required to assist young people with high support needs to live in and participate in their communities.

If you would like to be part of our referral directory, please complete this form

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