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Welcome to our final newsletter for 2018

It’s been an exciting couple of months for the Summer Foundation in both the housing and health spheres. We have been busy scaling up practical solutions to the challenges faced by young people with complex support needs in the rollout of the NDIS.

In housing, we are now seeing young people leaving aged care facilities to move into specialist disability accommodation (SDA). The first tenants will start moving into Summer Housing’s Fairfield apartments from January. We have also just started finding tenants for two more exciting new apartment developments in the Sydney suburb of Rockdale and Brisbane’s Woolloongabba. You can read more about these in this newsletter.

A great reflection of what we have achieved in the NDIS and health sphere is the interest our work is generating from the NDIA, the government and the industry. An increasing number of hospitals are approaching us to provide training to their staff to improve the pathway from hospital to home.

Our Hospital Discharge Project in the Ballarat and Barwon areas has provided solutions to build knowledge and skills in health staff that help reduce the number of young people discharged to aged care. We are now looking to take these to other regions.

And with the coming Royal Commission into Aged Care, and its direct reference to young people in aged care, there is much to be positive about. See our Royal Commission into Aged Care – Update.

From everyone at the Summer Foundation, we wish you a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

Luke Bo’sher

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