Supporting the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Uniting to support National Disability Insurance Scheme roll out in NSW
Uniting will deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) Transition Services throughout New South Wales as part of the transition for people with disability in NSW to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
In partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Uniting Local Area Coordinators will work together with people and their families or carers to participate fully in the life of their community and ensure they are ready to make the move to their NDIS Plan.
Director Communities at Uniting, Claerwen Little said, “It is all about connecting, and information sharing. Uniting will be the link, connecting people and their families or carers with the right support, ensuring they understand their options and are ready for planning or implementing their NDIS Plan. A significant part of the role of Uniting Local Area Coordinators will also be to help create meaningful community based networks and relationships for people.”
On recommendation from the NSW Government, the NDIA commissioned Uniting to deliver LAC services following an assessment of the organisation’s strong record of values based service delivery and experience with the Ability Links NSW program.
Uniting and St Vincent de Paul Society will deliver NSW LAC Transition Services to support the phasing of people to the NDIS from July 2016.
“The NDIS will be life-changing not only for the people who access the Scheme, but for their families, friends and carers. Just as significant will be the contribution that this initiative makes to the capacity of our communities to be inclusive of people with disabilities. We are honoured to be playing our part,” Ms Little said.
Uniting will be recruiting in February for a range of Local Area Coordination roles right across NSW.
Further information about NDIS LAC in NSW can be found on the NDIA’s website, www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/nsw