NDIS Local Area Coordinator

Local Area Coordinators (LACs) are a crucial resource for those looking to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Situated in the community, LACs offer direct support to people with disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers, assisting in navigating the NDIS and helping them through the process of planning.

Here are some ways that an LAC can help with NDIS lodgement:


1. Explain the NDIS

LACs can help explain the NDIS and how it works, including the eligibility criteria and the types of supports that are available.

2. Assist with the application

LACs can assist with the NDIS application process, including helping to complete the necessary forms and providing advice on the types of evidence that may be needed to support the application.

3. Provide information on available services

LACs can provide information on the range of disability services and supports available in the local area, including mainstream and community-based services.

4. Facilitate planning meetings

LACs can facilitate the planning meeting between the NDIS participant and their support network to help develop a plan that reflects their individual goals and needs.

5. Monitor progress

LACs can help monitor the participant’s progress and review their plan regularly to ensure that it continues to meet their needs.


Conclusion

LACs can provide valuable support and guidance throughout the NDIS lodgement process, helping to ensure that participants receive the right level of support to achieve their goals and live an independent and fulfilling life.