Posted on Thursday 21 September, 2023
Hi my name is Frances. I’m a mature woman with a disability who is trying to live my best possible life, which has included working and travelling around the world. This has enabled me to work and be involved in some amazing projects. I’m also a carer for someone with a psychosocial disability.
Posted on Monday 21 August, 2023
Meet Suzie – she has been living with a brain injury for 20 years. She writes about her experience and explains why it is important for people to understand brain injury.
Posted on Thursday 27 July, 2023
Summer Foundation contributor and NDIS participant, Elizabeth Ratcliffe has participated in the NDIS Review.You can too.
Posted on Thursday 4 May, 2023
Meet Maha, who recently joined the NDIS. Maha shares her experience and why she chose to make a submission to the NDIS Review
Posted on Wednesday 30 November, 2022
Meet Elizabeth, she lives with Cerebral Palsy. She writes about her experience and explains why International Day of People with Disability is important.
Posted on Thursday 28 July, 2022
Jamie-Lee, lived experience facilitator at the Housing Hub, writes about how her life changed when she moved into her own SDA apartment. Read her latest blog on the Housing Hub.
Posted on Thursday 3 February, 2022
The Summer Foundation’s Information Service and Lived Experience Advisor, Emma Gee, chats with one of the organisation’s Lived Experience Facilitators, Shanais Nielsen, about the best ways to plan, navigate, stay positive and up to date in this COVID world.
Posted on Wednesday 19 January, 2022
Helen has been a long-time contributor to the work of the Summer Foundation. She shares her lived experience of disability in an effort to create change. Helen worked with a team to create resources for people who are thinking of moving out of aged care.
Posted on Wednesday 15 December, 2021
It really has been such a pleasure speaking with George Taleporos in his Reasonable and Necessary podcast, discussing such a relevant and important issue. COVID-19 will probably affect us all, or at least someone close to us.
Posted on Thursday 2 December, 2021
Meet Kate, she has been living with MS for 26 years. She writes about her experience and explains why International Day of People with Disability is important.
Posted on Monday 8 November, 2021
The Summer Foundation’s Curator, Gina Fall, chats with Helen Burt about her work in a Summer Foundation codesign project.
Posted on Monday 11 October, 2021
Earlier this year, Lu and Gina met Ned, his housemates and his family to capture their experience living in an ‘individualised living option’ (ILO) homeshare arrangement. Lu caught up with the housemates recently to see how it is all going.
Posted on Wednesday 1 September, 2021
New podcasts, videos and support tools are now available on the Housing Hub website to help people moving out of aged care. Emma Gee, Summer Foundation staff member, speaks about creating these tools with a group of people with experience of the moving process.
Posted on Thursday 13 May, 2021
Read about opportunities for people with lived experience of disability to feel empowered from our contributors at the Summer Foundation – James, Helen and Linda.
Posted on Monday 16 November, 2020
Today, Paulene sits comfortably in her new specialist disability accommodation (SDA) apartment overlooking the city. “I feel free, just so beautiful, I feel like I’m on top of the world…”
Posted on Thursday 25 June, 2020
Personally, COVID-19 hasn’t really impacted me in a bad way and has actually been a lovely opportunity to spend quality time with my family. I have really missed my support…