Housing and Support
Demonstration Projects !
What are we learning
Overview!
The demonstration projects – overview of
core features
Why the Summer Foundation is establishing
these projects
...
Core features of model and approach
1.  Central geographic location
2.  Individual units peppered through an apartment bui...
Core features of model and approach con’d
6.  Access to 24 hours support (on site staff office)
7.  One support provider f...
Why is Summer Foundation establishing
demonstration projects?
•  Need wider range of housing and support models for YPINH
...
Ultimately we would like to be able to
provide hard evidence that
The provision of:
•  well located
•  good quality,
•  we...
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  Melbourne	
  	
  
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Hunter	
  Region	
  NSW	
  
Loca6on!	
  Loca6on!	
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Design!
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Design!
Adaptability features in NSW project include:
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•  Capacity	
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Capital funding
Project 1
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•  NRAS	
  
Project 2
•  Philanthropic	
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•  Soc...
Technology	
  Melbourne	
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integrated	
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Purpose of technology
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•  Safety	...
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Technology – some of the learnings for
second project
•  Design of system
•  Costs
•  Making sure it works reliably from s...
Support model focus
annecto is support provider in Melbourne project
•  Intensive transition support – Community Inclusion...
Support Model Structure!
•  One support provider selected to partner on project for first two
years
•  Individual support ...
Support model - emerging insights
•  Selecting tenants who want to live more independently is key
•  Retaining capacity fo...
The NDIS – how can this model fit?
Approach highly consistent with aspirations of the NDIS
Models linking housing, technol...
The NDIS – how can this model fit con’t
Types of questions for discussion with NDIA
•  How can the model fit with an NDIS ...
The NDIS – how can models fit con’t
•  Transition support as implemented in Melbourne project –
intensive and empowering, ...
•  The model is one of a range of options to fill current gaps
•  Is a time of opportunity for new options
•  Already know...
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Summer Foundation
Presentation by Astrid Reynolds
Innovative Housing and Support Manager
astrid.reynolds@summerfoundati...
Website www.summerfoundation.org.au
Understand more about what we do
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Astrid Reynolds delivered the presentation at the 2014 Younger People with very High & Complex Care Needs Conference.

The 4th Annual Younger People with very High & Complex Care Needs Conference focused on topics such as report on Summer Foundation’s preliminary findings from NDIS Launch sites in Barwon & the Hunter Valley, identify policy & practice opportunities & barriers for YPINH that arise from the NDIS.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.informa.com.au/youngerpeopleconference14

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Astrid Reynolds - Summer Foundation - Learnings from Our First Demonstration Housing & Support Project in Abbotsford, Victoria & Insights Applied to a New Project in the NSW NDIS Launch Site

  1. 1. Housing and Support Demonstration Projects ! What are we learning
  2. 2. Overview! The demonstration projects – overview of core features Why the Summer Foundation is establishing these projects Discussion of various aspects and insights in more details The NDIS – some issues and opportunities 2
  3. 3. Core features of model and approach 1.  Central geographic location 2.  Individual units peppered through an apartment building 3.  Accessible and adaptable design 4.  Home automation and communication technology 5.  Individualised and independence enhancing support approach, balanced with some efficiencies from close proximity of units 3
  4. 4. Core features of model and approach con’d 6.  Access to 24 hours support (on site staff office) 7.  One support provider for first 2 years 8.  Property and tenancy management by community housing organisation 9.  Evolving model – reflection, refinement and formal evaluation 10. Encourage and support replication 4
  5. 5. Why is Summer Foundation establishing demonstration projects? •  Need wider range of housing and support models for YPINH •  Need integrated thinking across building, technology and support approach – how they all work together to support independence •  Establish, test and refine model – action research approach •  Summer Foundation role – a broker, not a service provider, contributes the housing component •  Document, evaluate and support replication 5
  6. 6. Ultimately we would like to be able to provide hard evidence that The provision of: •  well located •  good quality, •  well designed, •  accessible and adaptable housing •  incorporating technology & •  an independence enhancing support approach Results in: • increased quality of life • increased independence • reduced life time care costs 6
  7. 7. Inner  Melbourne    
  8. 8. 8 Hunter  Region  NSW  
  9. 9. Loca6on!  Loca6on!  Loca6on!  
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  11. 11. 11 Design!
  12. 12. 12 Design!
  13. 13. Adaptability features in NSW project include: Kitchen •  Benches  –  varied  heights  possible   •  Capacity  to  easily  remove  or  replace  under-­‐bench  cabinetry       •  Movable  kitchen    bench  –  can  be  secured  –  power  point  in  floor   Bathroom •  All  walls  are  reinforced  walls     •  Toilet  –  no  change  to  plumbing  to       •  move  to  le@  or  right   •  replace  ordinary  with  disabled  toilets  easily   •  Height  adjustable  vanity  unit   Wardrobe – modular – move to suit tenants specific capabilities 13
  14. 14. Capital funding Project 1 •  Philanthropic  funding   •  NRAS   Project 2 •  Philanthropic  funding     •  Social  investment  potenGal  –  Social  Investment  Think  Tank   •  Shared  equity  potenGal?   •  NDIA  “User  cost  of  capital  funding”?     •  NRAS?   14
  15. 15. Technology  Melbourne  project     •  Based  on  a  security  system     integrated  smart  technology     ability   to   communicate   with   support   staff   via   two   way   speakers     iPad,  iPhone,  or  other  user  interface  acGvaGon   •  Infrastructure  to  enable  “add-­‐on’s”   LighGng  control   Air-­‐condGoner  control   Automated  Blinds   Automated  Window  openers   Automated  Doors   •  Tenants  responsible  for;     ! Personal  AV  equipment   ! Internet,  Foxtel,  phone  lines,  etc.  
  16. 16. Purpose of technology 16 •  Give  people  privacy  and  control  over  their  environment     •  Safety  and  sense  of  security  -­‐  alert  someone  in  an  emergency     •  Reduce  reliance  on  staff     •  EvaluaGon  indicates  –  home  automaGon  supports  sense  of   independence  and  control  
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  18. 18. Technology – some of the learnings for second project •  Design of system •  Costs •  Making sure it works reliably from start •  Flexibility and capacity to change parameters •  Capacity for customisation for individuals •  Long term maintenance •  Role of support provider versus property manager in managing and maintaining the technology 18
  19. 19. Support model focus annecto is support provider in Melbourne project •  Intensive transition support – Community Inclusion Facilitation/ Planning role •  What  opportuniGes  does  this  new  home  give  me?   •  How  do  I  want  to  live  my  life  in  this  new  home?   •  How  do  I  want  to  be  supported?   •  Tenant capability building – problem solving, planning for living, decision making, community linking •  Probing and reflective questioning •  Tenant selection of support staff in collaboration with HR 19
  20. 20. Support Model Structure! •  One support provider selected to partner on project for first two years •  Individual support to tenant by small team of staff •  24 hour staff presence on site at beginning active night, now inactive night •  Ongoing role of inclusion support facilitator/planner •  Technology supports tenants alert staff in case of an issues/ emergency 20
  21. 21. Support model - emerging insights •  Selecting tenants who want to live more independently is key •  Retaining capacity for flexibility in response to changing need •  Critical to have capacity to evolve model •  Higher anxiety in first 3 months •  Adjusting 24 hours support arrangement •  Reducing or refocusing individual support hours across time Challenges of maintaining concerted focus on tenant capability building 21
  22. 22. The NDIS – how can this model fit? Approach highly consistent with aspirations of the NDIS Models linking housing, technology and support in new ways – requires some thinking about fit with individualised funding approach The model is not a new version of shared supported accommodation model Model of individual homes – that happened to provide opportunities for efficiencies because they are in close proximity . 22
  23. 23. The NDIS – how can this model fit con’t Types of questions for discussion with NDIA •  How can the model fit with an NDIS funding framework? •  What options are there to package up the various interrelated elements of the model in a coherent way in an NDIS individual funding context? •  Will NDIA fund adaptation of units for specific individuals during the final stages of the building process? •  How can we develop a framework for funding the costs of emergency communication systems that are integrated into the building in these of projects? 23
  24. 24. The NDIS – how can models fit con’t •  Transition support as implemented in Melbourne project – intensive and empowering, not just practical focus – how will that fit? •  24 hour support coverage that is shared – how can that be most effectively managed in the NDIA individual funding framework? •  In what ways might the “user cost of capital” fund some of the costs of purchasing the units? 24
  25. 25. •  The model is one of a range of options to fill current gaps •  Is a time of opportunity for new options •  Already know that the approach is able to change people's lives and aspirations •  Made significant progress on adaptable design •  Next phase - work out the fit with NDIS funding more integrated, flexible and robust technology 25
  26. 26. 26 Summer Foundation Presentation by Astrid Reynolds Innovative Housing and Support Manager astrid.reynolds@summerfoundation.org.au About the Summer Foundation Established in 2006, the mission of the Summer Foundation is to resolve the need for young people with disability to live in nursing homes. The Summer Foundation focuses research, creating a movement, and developing integrated housing models.
  27. 27. Website www.summerfoundation.org.au Understand more about what we do 27

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