Getting the NDIS back on track: a survey of people with disability
Nearly half a million people in Australia with disability are participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The findings of this recent survey reveal a conundrum at the heart of the NDIS participant experience - while many individuals see the real benefits of the...
Providing an evidence base for Home and Living decisions
The Summer Foundation and Occupational Therapy Australia conducted a survey in July 2022 to explore the role of occupational therapists (OTs) in helping NDIS participants request SDA funding. The aim was to understand the functional assessment and report-writing process from the OT perspective, and provide...
Moving into new housing designed for people with disability: preliminary evaluation of outcomes
The purpose of this research is to assess the change in individual outcomes for people with disability and complex needs after moving into newly built, individualised apartments in the community.
Support in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) apartments
This report summarises the findings of workshops and interviews held in 2021 with NDIS participant tenants living in co-located Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), as well as SDA and on-site shared support.
Humanising brain injury rehabilitation: a qualitative study examining humanising approaches to engagement in the context of a storytelling advocacy programme
Building upon the findings of a study that explored the experience and impact of narrative storytelling following acquired brain injury, this article provides insights into how facilitators engaged in humanising practice within the context of a storytelling advocacy program and examines the engagement of storytelling...