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
Social Futures are Local Area Champions for positive social change!
As the Partner in the Community for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in over 47 communities across NSW, Social Futures is committed to supporting people with disabilities, their families and carers, in accessing the Scheme and building knowledge, resources and opportunities of our communities to enable everyone to live the life they choose.
To be the best Partner we can be, Social Futures ensures;
- Our Local Area Co-ordinators (LACs) are fully trained and supported to deliver the best service and customer experience to all participants
- Our LACs represent the full diversity of the communities in which they live and work
- Cultural awareness is embedded within service practices so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, participants and communities feel safe and supported
- LACs receive additional training to work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities where required
- All LACs are certified in Mental Health First Aid to further support participants and their families, and be resilient in the work they do
- We are all working towards our Rainbow Tick certification to ensure a safe experience for LGBTIQAP+ people
- Lived experienced of all staff members is recognised and valued, and training is offered to all community groups
- Ethical use of government funding is combined with connections to informal, community and mainstream supports to build our natural supports
- We all work within a capability framework so Local Area Coordinators and other staff are delivering the NDIS in the best possible way
- We work every day to build stronger communities with inclusion for people living with disability
- Working With Children and Vulnerable People Checks child safety protocols are strictly adhered to by all staff
For more information on the rollout of the NDIS in New South Wales, visit www.ndis.gov.au or watch this video:
For more information about LAC services, visit https://ndis.gov.au/communities/local-area-coordination.html or watch this video:
You can find more information about jobs in Local Area Coordination in our regions here.
We welcome your feedback about the NDIS
If you would like to provide some positive feedback about the NDIS or our LAC services, tell us how we can improve things or would like to make a complaint, please call us on 1800 522 679 or provide your feedback here.
Follow this link…
To view our quality, risk, compliance & excellence policy 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.
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