Dr Di Winkler

  • Di Winkler is an occupational therapist who has worked with people with severe brain injury for more than twenty years. Di was the Chief Occupational Therapist at Ivanhoe Manor Private Rehabilitation Hospital prior to developing a private practice working with people with brain injury in the community.

    As a therapist, Di was often frustrated by the lack of appropriate housing and support and seeing young people admitted to aged care. In January 2006, Di founded a not for profit called the Summer Foundation which focuses on the issue of young people in nursing homes. The vision of the Summer Foundation is that young people with disabilities and complex care needs will have inherent value as members of our society, with access to services and housing that support their health and wellbeing.


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