NDIS Local Area Coordination
Have you heard about the NDIS yet?
The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is a new national scheme to support people with disability to achieve their goals, participate in their communities and to provide them, their families and carers with personalised, flexible care and support.
The NDIS brings choice and flexibility for people with disability. One way the NDIS empowers participants with choice is to provide personalised planning and delivery of their supports. This is mostly achieved through Local Area Coordination services, or LAC.
Social Futures is excited to be partnering with the NDIS to provide our community with LAC services.
We will support people with disability in our community to plan for the NDIS in advance of the roll out, which starts in many parts of regional NSW in July. We are delivering LAC services throughout most of regional New South Wales and are working together with other community organisations in some areas to preserve their local relationships and knowledge. Social Futures is providing LAC services in the following NDIS service areas:
- Northern NSW
- Mid North Coast
- Western NSW
- Far West
For more information on the rollout of the NDIS in New South Wales, visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/NSW.html or watch this video:
You can find more information about jobs in Local Area Coordination in our regions here.
If we are unable to resolve your issue
or you are unhappy with any aspect of the service you have received from us you can lodge a complaint with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) through its website here.
The NSW Government is working with Family and Community Services (FACS) to develop a Disability Inclusion Plan (DIP). This will focus on identifying and breaking down barriers for people with a disability whilst creating more meaningful opportunities in the community, and they’re looking for people to contribute.
The ‘Driving Growth in Disability Housing’ conference will bring together cross sector industry figures, to collectively share and develop practical strategies for disability housing growth. It’s on in Sydney 22 August – 23 August 2017.
Richmond Valley Council is now calling for expressions of interest to join the Accessibility, Liveability and Aged Advisory Committee.
Family Advocacy strongly believes in the importance of an inclusive education for children with disability preparing them on the pathway for an inclusive life and has a booklet to assist families in a practical way with their advocacy efforts.
Artists with disability funding provides support for artists and groups who identify with disability. The Australia Council will offer one grant round in 2017. That grant round will close on Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017.
The NDIS Joint Standing Committee has announced an Inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition. The due date for submissions is 27 February 2017.
The ACCC has released a number of resources including fact sheets and videos designed for consumers with a disability, their carers and support networks relating to consumer rights around product or service for NDIS participants.
Family Advocacy will present a workshop by Mara Sapon-Shevin, Professor of Inclusive Education at Syracuse University NY, on Creating Positive Social Climates for Inclusion, Wednesday 8 February 2017 in Sydney.