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Welcome to the autumn edition of the C&FC update

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Preparations for the first Get Building SDA National Conference in late March are well underway.

The conference, co-hosted by the Summer Foundation and Youngcare, is a great opportunity to take a look at how SDA is developing. The topics of discussion at the conference will be relevant to participants, providers, developers, investors and policy-makers. UPDATE: Tickets have now sold out, if you would like to join the waitlist, please register here.

The opening of public submissions into the Aged Care Royal Commission is also keeping us busy. We have been hosting workshops around the country to help people tell their stories and make a submission to the Royal Commission.

At the start of February we launched UpSkill, a Summer Foundation initiative to build the capacity of support coordinators through workshops, a community of practice and a connection service.

Last month the Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, and Sarah Henderson, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, announced immediate reforms to SDA. We are very happy with these reforms and look forward to working further with the government to see the reforms implemented. You can read more about this and other initiatives in this newsletter.

Best wishes

Penny Paul
Information and Connections Coordinator

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