Organisation

Summer Foundation


The Summer Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2006, that aims to change human service policy and practice related to young people in nursing homes. Its mission is to create, lead and demonstrate long-term sustainable changes that stop young people from being forced to live in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them.

Fact sheet

Younger people in residential aged care: progress towards government targets

This fact sheet details information about younger Australians currently living in residential aged care facilities.
Discussion paper

Budgetary impact of timely specialist disability accommodation payment approvals

This analysis shows that additional Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) approvals, delivering substantial quality of life improvements, may well not impose substantial additional budgetary costs, as savings significantly offset SDA costs.
Report

Specialist Disability Accommodation provider experience survey: June 2022

This report includes the results of the Housing Hub's second annual SDA Provider Experience Survey. In total, 28 providers completed the survey.
Briefing paper

How to make Australia's homes more accessible: research summary

A new study by La Trobe University and the Summer Foundation investigates the most important design features to make homes more accessible. It provides evidence to support national implementation of accessibility standards in the National Construction Code (NCC).
Report

Evaluating the discharge planning process

Improving the pathway from hospital to the community is the key to reducing the number of younger Australians stuck in hospital and/or discharged to residential aged care (RAC). This report presents preliminary findings from three studies initiated to explore and identify barriers, challenges and facilitators...

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