The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has announced the appointment of two Local Area Coordination (LAC) providers for some National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) areas across NSW.
The selected LAC providers before and during the NDIS transition are the St Vincent De Paul Society and Uniting. These two providers – responsible for provision of LAC services from now until June 2018 – are far-reaching across NSW and have long standing experience in working with people with disability.
LAC provides a vital function of the NDIS, with coordinators helping to streamline participants’ NDIS experience and assisting them to navigate the variety of NDIS supports for best outcomes.
Coordinators will also raise awareness of the scheme and assist people to be ready for the transition while working with local communities and mainstream services to become more inclusive.
Negotiations for a third provider of LAC services for the remaining Districts in NSW will commence shortly and arrangements for LAC provision beyond July 2018 will be finalised by the NDIA at a later date.