Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can be an important resource for people applying for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). LACs are community-based service providers who work directly with people with disability, their families, and carers to help them access the NDIS and navigate the planning process.
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.
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.