The roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Bayside Peninsula area on 1 April is an important milestone for people with disability, their families, carers and the broader local community.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence are the local Partners in the Community, and together with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), will deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the Bayside Peninsula area.
Area Manager of Bayside Peninsula, Lisa Rollinson believes the Brotherhood’s strong community ties will benefit Local Area Coordination work in the region.
“The Brotherhood Local Area Coordination team primarily live in the communities they work. The local knowledge of LACs has advanced our extensive community engagement work in the past six months of our establishment in the Bayside Peninsula area.”
“Our engagement with members of the local community will assist the Brotherhood to support these residents in their transition to the Scheme”
Our work in Local Area Coordination aims to support people to build capacity to participate as much as possible in mainstream social and economic life.
In addition to supporting people with disability to access the Scheme, the Brotherhood is also committed to working in partnership with community and mainstream services to be more aware and inclusive of the needs and aspiration of people with disability.
The Brotherhood currently have offices operating in Rosebud, Frankston, Heatherton and a temporary site in Moorabbin.