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
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.