What a year it’s been! COVID-19 forced us to rethink the way we work and has led to a greater focus on using technology to engage and build the capacity of people with disability and other stakeholders. All our training and information sessions are now delivered online.
It is exciting to be in a position where we are no longer lobbying for change. The federal government’s YPIRAC targets are aligned with the mission of the Summer Foundation. We are working hard to support the government achieve its YPIRAC targets including no people under 65 entering residential aged care by 2022. It has been heartening to see the number of young people entering aged care continue to drop. There are less than 4,860 younger people living in aged care and most (74%) are now NDIS participants. Implementation of the recently released YPIRAC Strategy will see further progress and collaboration with government in the new year.
Our work for the 2019-2020 financial year is splendidly portrayed in our Annual Report, which you can read here.
On behalf of all of us at the Summer Foundation I wish you and your family a happy Christmas and safe holiday period.
CEO & Founder