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‘YPIRAC is a wicked problem that can only be solved by working across sectors’

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  Dr Di Winkler AM, CEO and founder of the Summer Foundation, takes a look at the new Younger People in Residential Aged Care Strategy and reflects on what success will look like. The recent

Why NFPs need to look beyond successful pilot programs

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th February 2020 -  Many successful pilots funded by philanthropy or government never reach scale and have no impact on policy Not for profits need more than just a successful pilot program to influence

The Aged Care Royal Commission is an opportunity to permanently eliminate the need for young people to enter residential aged care

Luke Bo'sher, Tuesday, 10th September 2019 -  Ahead of giving evidence at the Aged Care Royal Commission hearings in Melbourne this week, Luke Bo’sher outlines his key arguments around why young people end up in aged care and what

How Can We Make it Easier For People With Disability to Find a Home?

Luke Michael, Friday, 23rd November 2018 -  Experts believe a new platform helping people with disability find a home could become the Airbnb of accessible housing.      Researchers from the Australian Housing and Urban

Disability Advocates Question Scope of Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  The social sector says it welcomes the establishment of a royal commission into aged care, but disability advocates are dismayed ongoing calls to address abuse affecting the broader

Partnerships Needed to Find Solution for Young People in Aged Care

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 8th August 2018 -  Building sustainable partnerships within the social and health sectors is “absolutely critical” to finding a solution for young people in residential aged care homes (YPIRAC),

‘Critical Gap’ for Young People With Disability In Nursing Homes Under NDIS

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th June 2018 -  A lack of clarity around who qualifies for the National Disability Insurance Scheme is causing young people in nursing homes to fall through a “critical gap” between the health and

Fears NDIA Will Force People into Shared Accommodation Settings

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th May 2018 -  Disability groups have expressed concerns that the National Disability Insurance Agency will force most people seeking Specialist Disability Accommodation into a group home

Developing Specialist Disability Accommodation Within the NDIS

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 30th August 2017 -  The Summer Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers have released a joint report into the threats and opportunities for more accessible and affordable market-led housing under…

NDIS Report Card – Young People in Residential Care

Penny Paul, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 -  Collaborative, evidence-based actions are required to fix the issue of young people in residential aged care (RAC) as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) continues

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The Evolution of Housing for People with Disabilities

George Taleporos, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 -  Australia needs to work towards a future where the disability service system and housing solutions work together and where the current limits to choice and control are progressively

Australia Not Yet an Inclusive Society

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 -  Compared with the average Australian, people with disability are over four times more likely to experience reduced social and economic participation, according to research organisation,…
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