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News from The Summer Foundation

1 Sep 2020 09:30 | Anonymous

Housing for people with high and complex support needs

Since 2006, the Summer Foundation has been working to solve the issue of younger people with disabilities being forced to live in aged care because there is nowhere else for them to live. 

The Summer Foundation’s work includes research into outcomes for people with high and complex support needs – including people with neuro-degenerative conditions and acquired brain injuries – as well as building the capacity of the health and disability sectors to better support people in these cohorts.

Appropriate housing is central to achieving good outcomes for people with high and complex support needs, so in 2017 the Summer Foundation piloted the Housing Hub –www.housinghub.org.au – a website that advertises properties for people with disability.

From small beginnings, the Housing Hub is fast becoming the way for people with disability to find suitable housing. To date, almost 2,300 places to live have been listed on the Hub and around 147,000 people have visited the site. A recently-added feature is the ability for housing seekers to create a Housing Hub profile that details their environmental needs, as well as their preferences around location and property features. If a property is subsequently listed on the Hub that matches a person’s profile, the Housing Hub will notify them directly!

The Summer Foundation’s Housing Hub team also provides a service that supports people with high or complex disability support needs to access appropriate funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and connect with suitable housing opportunities.

The Housing Hub team is able to offer support to you with advice, housing resources and connection to appropriate sector professionals at no cost.

For more information phone Melody Carbans on 0499 111 848 or email info@housinghub.org.au


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