Resources for connecting people to the NDIS and finding a suitable place to live
The Summer Foundation has worked closely with hospital discharge staff, people with disability and families to understand the issues around accessing comprehensive disability support.
This toolkit provides targeted information for hospital discharge staff, and staff in acute and rehabilitation hospital settings, relating to the discharge of people aged under 65 years who have acquired a disability.
The toolkit includes the following features:
- Resources for team members working with younger people with disability and complex support needs
- Resources to pass on to people with disability and their families, to inform decision making, improve discharge outcomes and facilitate greater access to the community
- Resources in a range of formats, including checklists, fact sheets, templates, hints and tips, video stories and quick links
- Separate sections that reflect the different stages of a resident’s connection to the NDIS and beyond
Disability Sector and NDIS Overview
What is the NDIS and is it for me?
What are advocates and how can they help me?
Guardians and administrators: What can they do and who decides if I need one?
Moving in to residential aged care? Here’s how the NDIS can support you
How do I choose someone to support me to make NDIS decisions?
Superannuation: How do I know if I can access it early?
What is a Power of Attorney and how can they support me?
Getting the language right: A guide to writing reports, letters, forms and assessments for the NDIS
NDIS at a glance: Useful links and resources
Further reading on NDIS
Hospital discharge – Context
Hospital discharge – Working together
ACAT: The value of working collaboratively
Hospital discharge – Lessons for health services
Michael’s hospital discharge experience
ACAT: Exploring options for a younger person with disability
Discharge planning – from hospital to home
How to fill out the NDIS Access Request Form
Case study: Financial considerations for people with acquired disability
Financial considerations of moving in to residential aged care
How to get the best out of NDIS – Access stage
NDIS access: Useful links and resources
The NDIS: A new landscape for people who acquire a disability
Hospital discharge – Making sense of a new world
Hospital discharge – Looking to the future
Danny’s story – with his brother Michael
Goal Setting and Planning
What can I get in an NDIS plan?
What do I take to my NDIS planning meeting?
Support coordinators: Who are they and how can they support me?
Hospital discharge – Where will I live
Hospital discharge – NDIS Planning
Individual people need individual responses
Holding out hope
Chris’ experiences with the health system
Achieving goals – from hospital to home
I’m a person before a disability – Karen’s story
An NDIS journey
NDIS Plan Implementation
NDIS implementation: Useful links and resources
NDIS planning: Useful links and resources
Hospital discharge – Implementing the plan
Life after discharge – from hospital to home
Making the most of this toolkit:
- The NDIS is currently evolving, and so is the broader disability services landscape. As such, the information in this toolkit is likely to change. For the latest resources, check back on this website, or sign up to our mailing list to make sure you receive the most up-to-date information as soon as it’s available.
- The term ‘participant’ is used by the NDIS to refer to an individual who is currently registered to access the NDIS. In the residential aged care setting, these individuals are commonly described as ‘residents’. Where the resources in this toolkit refer to a ‘participant’, they refer to a resident of your facility who is already registered with the NDIS, or is likely to be eligible to access the NDIS.
- The ‘hints and tips’ provided in the resources are based on our own experiences of working with people with disability who have high and complex support needs. There is no effective one-size-fits-all approach to supporting people with disability. All advice should be considered in context of the individual, their goals, and their financial and social circumstances.