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Intereach announced as NDIS LAC and ECEI partner for Mallee and Goulburn

Intereach is delighted to have been announced as the Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Mallee and Goulburn areas.

As an NDIS partner, Intereach will deliver LAC and ECEI in the Local Government areas of Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Swan Hill, Moira, Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie, Mitchell and Murrindindi.

Intereach already provides LAC and ECEI services in the Loddon area of Victoria and LAC services in the Murrumbidgee area of NSW. The National Disability Insurance Agency recently announced Intereach as the ECEI provider in the Murrumbidgee area.

Local Area Coordination services assist people to navigate the NDIS. This includes providing planning and coordination services to give people with disability choice and control over the services they use. LAC also supports people to navigate mainstream services and become an active part of their community.

ECEI supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. ECEI works with families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “Intereach has a long history in working across the Riverina Murray region and we look forward to working with local people to ensure they receive the assistance they deserve. Intereach already has significant experience in delivering Local Area Coordination and Early Childhood Early Intervention services and we are excited for the opportunity to draw upon this expertise to support local people.”

Planning for the establishment of the LAC and ECEI services in Mallee and Goulburn is now underway.

Want to know more?

Read the full announcement  here
More information about Local Area Coordination services can he found here
Further information on the Early Childhood Early Intervention program can be found here
To see all LAC providers in Victoria click here
To see who all of the ECEI providers are in VIC click here
Contact the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS Website

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ECEI worker playing with young boy

Intereach announced as an NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Provider in Murrumbidgee

Intereach is delighted to have been announced as the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Murrumbidgee area.

As a NDIS partner, Intereach will deliver ECEI in the Local Government areas of Albury, Balranald, Berrigan, Bland, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Griffith, Hay, Leeton. Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Wagga Wagga and Wentworth.

Intereach already provides NDIS and ECEI services in the Loddon area of Victoria. Intereach also delivers the NDIS in the Murrumbidgee area on behalf of NDIS partner Social Futures.

The ECEI approach supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. ECEI works with families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “At Intereach we have significant experience in Early Childhood Early Intervention and are excited for the opportunity to draw upon this expertise to support local families. Evidence shows that timely support for a child with developmental delay before the age of six can significantly change that child’s developmental trajectory and overall quality of life. ECEI will allow us to work with families to understand their child’s support needs and provide the information they need to make informed choices about supports and services.”

Planning for the establishment of the ECEI program in Murrumbidgee is now underway.

Want to know more about ECEI?

Read the full announcement from the NDIS here

Further information on the Early Childhood Early Intervention program can be found on the ECEI page of the NDIS website

To see who all of the ECEI providers are in NSW (by Local Government Area) click here

Contact the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS Website.

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Intereach Ability Links staff member Kerein Mullins sitting in a park with local participant Jason Evans.

Ability Links – Linking people with disability to the community

Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams today announced more than $40 million for Ability Links, a program helping people with disability connect to the community.

Mr Williams said ensuring people with disability are supported in the early stages of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a priority for the NSW Government.

“This Government takes its responsibility of supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our society seriously and will continue to fund Ability Links over the next year,” Mr Williams said.
“Ability Links is a fantastic program, empowering people with disability, their families and carers to achieve their goals and build their future.”

“Staff, known as Linkers, work with people with disability to connect them to a number of opportunities including employment, volunteering and education.”

Under the program, there will be 295 Linker positions across NSW including 74 Aboriginal-specific Linkers.

Bankstown local, Abrahim Darouchie, has Neuromuscular Dystrophy and joined the Ability Links program as a result of social isolation.
“Ability Links has allowed me to gain new social networks, connect with the community and use my skills to advocate on behalf of people with disability, ” Mr Darouchie said.“With the help of my Linker, I have not only been able to build my own confidence, but have put myself in a position where I can help and mentor others.”

Since 2013, thousands of people with disability, their families and carers have benefitted from the program, providing more than 129,000 service connections and more than 1 million community connections. More than 86,000 people with disability have successfully transitioned to the NDIS.

 

Intereach Ability Links operates from offices in Deniliquin, Albury, Buronga, Cootamundra, Corowa, Finley, Griffith, Hay and Wagga Wagga.

Read more about Intereach Ability Links here:

Read more about Ability Links across NSW here:

Contact Us:

Call us for chat about how a local Linker can help you get involved in the local community.

Phone: 02 6932 8381

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NDIS Plan Implementation Sessions

NDIS Murrimbidgee/Far West (NSW) News

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Community Information Sessions will be held in Wentworth, Dareton and Balranald during May. These sessions are designed to help people with disability, their families and carers get ready for the NDIS. These sessions are particularly useful for people who haven’t attended an information session before or could do with a refresher.

The sessions will cover topics such as:
• What is the NDIS and how does it work?
• Who is eligible and when can the scheme be accessed?
• What kind of support can be accessed through the NDIS?
• Where can I get more information?

Sessions will be held in:

WENTWORTH

Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018
Time: 9am till 12pm
Location: Visitor Information Centre, 66 Darling St, Wentworth, NSW 2648

DARETON

Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018
Time: 1.30pm – 3pm
Location: Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corp, 51 Sturt Pl, Dareton, NSW 2717

BALRANALD

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Time: 10am -12noon
Location: Balranald District Ex-Services Memorial Club, 116 Market St, Balranald NSW 2715

RSVPs

Please note: RSVPs are required for these workshops. If there are no RSVPs recorded, the workshops will not run. To RSVP please call 1800 522 679 or email LAC.Murrumbidgee@ndis.gov.au
If you would like more information about the NDIS visit: https://www.intereach.com.au/service/ndis-local-area-coordination-lac-murrumbidgee-and-far-west-nsw/

 

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