Local Area Coordination for the NDIS Rollout

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has been commissioned to provide a range of essential Local Area Coordination (LAC) services to transition people living with disability in NSW into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

The NDIS will deliver better coordination, choice and control to hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability, and their families and carers. It is one of the most significant social reforms in Australian history. The NDIS is designed to remain with a participant throughout their life for as long as they need it.

This work fits perfectly with the Society’s Mission to offer a “hand up” to people in need of support. The Society’s Vision is to shape a more just and compassionate society by respecting dignity, sharing hope and encouraging others to take control of their own destiny.

By the end of June 2018, approximately 65,000 people or 53% of people in NSW who qualify to transition to the NDIS will have come through one of the SVDP LAC districts.

  • Scope of the NDIS

    Scope of the NDIS

    The NDIS is focused on three areas which are designed to consider all the supports a person may need: The Insurance Safety Net: Social participation, community awareness about disability issues, promoting inclusion and opportunities Information, Linkages...

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  • The role of LAC

    The role of LAC

    Local Area Coordination (LAC) is an important part of Australia’s transition to the NDIS. Coordinators work with participants on the ground to help them enter and make the most of the Scheme. They also support participants to build strong, inclusive...

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  • LAC and Ability Links

    LAC and Ability Links

    How does Local Area Coordination differ from Ability Links? Ability Links NSW and Early Links NSW are initiatives of the NSW Government to support people with disability, their families and carers as part of the ongoing reforms of the disability services...

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  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    To contact the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Local Area Coordination team please call 1800 794 934 or email LAC@vinnies.org.au For more information about the NDIS and to ask questions about eligibility: 1800 800 110 or visit www.ndis.gov.au To download a...

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  • LAC Districts

    LAC Districts

    The districts we will be operating in are as follows: (full LGA list at https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/NSW.html Hunter New England – from July 2016 (excluding trial sites – see below) Central Coast – from July 2016 South West...

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