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Summer Foundation Focus – June

Welcome to the June issue of our bi-monthly newsletter.

Featuring news about recent significant developments in our work to ensure young people stuck in aged care, or at risk of entering aged care, can make an informed decision on where they want to live.

In a post-Budget interview with our own Dr George Taleporos, the NDIS Minister Bill Shorten committed to 2025 as “absolutely the target” for having no younger people living in aged care. He also confirmed new funding in the Budget towards reaching that target (watch the episode here).

While the commitment to the target is positive, the actions to get there are more concerning. We know the work happening in this space has not been effective and while we welcome the additional funding, it’s not enough to get the job done. 

We will continue to advocate to the government so we can reach the target and stop young people with disability having to live in aged care once and for all. We will have much more to say on this issue in coming weeks so keep an eye on your emails and our social media.  

The latest NDIS Quarterly Report also contains positive outcomes in relation to our work (read more here).

I was delighted to be part of our research team who presented at the recent brain injury conference in Darwin. We joined an impressive line-up of international and national speakers.

And Kelly’s story shows a great outcome for a young person who has moved out of aged care into her own SDA. It also reinforces the value of lived experience to our work.

Enjoy these and the other articles in this edition.

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Bill Shorten podcast

Podcast wins early Shorten interview

A day after the latest Federal Budget the Summer Foundation’s Dr George Taleporos interviewed the Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten about what it will mean for people with disability.
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Events Roundup June – July

The Summer Foundation and our social enterprise, the Housing Hub, host a range of face-to-face and online workshops for a wide range of audiences Australia-wide.
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