New Housing Options – Design Insights

The Summer Foundation is developing a small number of innovative housing and support projects to demonstrate a new and more inclusive housing option for people with significant disability.

We are committed to widely disseminating this knowledge to encourage other organisations to replicate the model. This will increase the range of housing options available for these young Australians and prevent admission into residential aged care facilities.

This report is based on learnings from our housing demonstration projects in Abbotsford, Victoria and the Hunter region of NSW.

It documents the evolving insights about how to design housing to support people with significant disabilities to live in their own apartment with as much independence as possible. Well-located, well-designed accessible and adaptable housing coupled with smart home technology and appropriate support can increase quality of life and independence and has the potential to reduce life-time care costs.

We acknowledge the support of the Colonial Foundation who provided the funding for the creation of the report.

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To view the media release click here.