Summer Foundation

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30 Aug 2017

The current status of the disability accommodation market is fragmented and underfunded. As a result, it is an inflexible market where consumers have limited choice in their housing options.

Annual Report

20 Oct 2016

Summer Foundation annual report for the 2015-2016 financial year.

Established in 2006, the key aim of the Summer Foundation is to change human service policy and practice related to young people in nursing homes. The Summer Foundation utilises a range of strategies to influence...

Research report

6 Nov 2015

The development of this report was initiated by the Summer Foundation, in conjunction with the Abbotsford Housing Demonstration Project collaborating agencies – Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL), Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Residential Independence Pty Ltd (RIPL) and annecto, the people network. The report is intended...

Research report

15 Oct 2015

There is a growing interest in social investment in Australia, where investors see a positive social benefit as well as a financial return. Government and philanthropy alone do not have the resources to build the number of housing and support options needed to resolve the...

Research report

7 Oct 2015

One of the reasons young people remain living in residential aged care facilities is that there are limited suitable housing options for them. While the recent introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) means that people can get funding for support and equipment, without...

Video lecture/presentation

30 Oct 2014

“Group homes are great for parents but they don’t have to live in one" – one of the insights shared by Dr George Taleporus (YDAS) at the Summer Foundation forum moderated by Stella Young. Other panel members included Glenn Keys (NDIA Board), Astrid Reynolds (Summer...

Research report

2 Oct 2013

The launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on 1 July 2013, heralded the start of a new era for people with disability in Australia.

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Summer Foundation have been collaborating to undertake a projection of people aged under 65 living...


1 Jun 2012

The Summer Foundation and Monash University conducted interviews with 68 people with disabilities and families who received services through the five-year Victorian Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) initiative.

“This study shows that moving out of nursing homes enriches the lives of...

Research report

8 Aug 2011

This paper summarises recent research regarding the social inclusion of young people in nursing homes, and further outlines the policy and practical challenges related to this issue.

Although those who received services through the recently-ended national YPIRAC program will continue to receive these disability...



8 Aug 2011

The five-year national Young People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) program, which aimed to reduce the number of young people with disability living in aged care nursing homes (with the first priority being those aged less than 50), concluded in June 2011. The Summer Foundation...

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