This fact sheet is the third in a set of resources for authorised Out-of-Home-Care (OOHC) carers about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This fact sheet provides additional information about support available to help transition to the NDIS.
Local Area Coordinators (LAC) have three key roles, they will:
Uniting, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW and Social Futures have been selected to deliver the NSW LAC functions for the NDIS transition period from January 2016 – June 2018.
LAC will also support community development to build a more inclusive and accessible community.
For more information about LAC go to https://ndis.gov.au/communities/local-area-coordination.html.
If a child or young person isn’t eligible for a NDIS funded package, they may be eligible for mainstream and community services as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building.
For children, young people with disability and their carers, support starts with having easier access to information. This means knowing where to find out about supports and how to access supports already available in the community. ILC refers to the services which will help the child or young person with disability to:
During the NDIS transition from 1 July 2016 – 1 July 2018 this will be through Ability Links NSW and NDIS Local Area Coordinators. To get in touch with a local ILC provider, please visit an Ability Links NSW provider, more information can be found here: https://www.abilitylinksnsw.org.au/