Research underpins the work of the Summer Foundation and provides an evidence base for policy and practice change.
Our research aims to document the health, housing and support needs of people with high and complex care needs who are living in, or at risk of placement in aged care nursing homes. However, research alone is not enough to change policy and practice. The knowledge generated by our research is disseminated to both the decision makers and the wider community.
We also distil expert knowledge and make it available in formats that are accessible to people with disability, families and workers at the grassroots. We are a knowledge hub for research about young people in nursing homes and potential solutions.
Summer Foundation Partnerships – La Trobe University and Monash University
Through our partnerships with La Trobe University and Monash University, we are collaborating with a range of government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and universities. We have a pipeline of studies that are being published in peer-reviewed journals and have already secured over $1.7 million in research funding through partnerships this year.
For more information on our research program, please contact Louise Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about journal articles, studies and reports which have been authored or co-authored, please see our Publications page.