Carers Queensland provide NDIS Local Area Coordination (LAC) – Partners in the Community Program, in Ipswich and Toowoomba service areas

Carers Queensland’s President Mr Jim Toohey is pleased to announce that Carers Queensland, in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide NDIS Local Area Coordination (LAC) – Partners in the Community Program, in Ipswich and Toowoomba service areas.

“We are delighted to work alongside the NDIS to ensure that people with disability and their families can access an effective Local Area Coordination program with real and lasting value,” said Mr Toohey.

“I strongly believe that the LAC Partners in Community program will strengthen our organisation and will better enable us to act in the interests of people with disability and family carers, who have waited a long time for a fairer and appropriately funded disability support system.”

“Working as the NDIS LAC Partner in Community will ensure we are better positioned to provide quality support, information, advice, referral and advocacy to people with disability and their family carers when they interface with other mainstream, community and government systems.

Carers Queensland are a very experienced organisation which was founded 27 years ago. In addition to understanding our State’s regions very well, we have a skilled workforce with extensive experience running community programs.

In the Toowoomba area Carers Queensland will provide Local Area Coordination (LAC) services to participants to access the NDIS from January 2017. Between January and June 2017, 6,600 participants will enter the NDIS.

In the Ipswich area Carers Queensland will provide Local Area Coordination (LAC) services to support participants into the NDIS from July 2017. Between July and December 2017, 6,800 participants will enter into the Scheme.

Carers Queensland will begin providing Local Area Coordination (LAC) services from February 2017 in both Ipswich & Toowoomba with new premises currently being established.

Media Contact: Ian Waller, 07 3900 8120 | iwaller@carersqld.asn.au