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28th April 2020
LAC Grant Announcement
For the past four years, Vinnies NSW have been delivering Local Area Coordination services to the residents of the Central Coast, Hunter, New England, Central Sydney, South East Sydney and South West Sydney. In this time our LACs have helped more than 40,000 people with disability access and use the NDIS.
Last week, the NDIA announced the organisations it is partnering with to lead the Local Area Coordination program through until 2022. Vinnies NSW will not be one of these organisations and whilst we are disappointed, we feel honoured and privileged to have worked with you during the formative stages of the NDIS in NSW.
Vinnies NSW is working closely with the incoming organisations to facilitate a smooth transition for participants, their families and carers and to ensure the continuity of Local Area Coordination services. If the organisation delivering your LAC services is changing the NDIA will contact you to let you know about the new arrangements.
For further information about the NDIA’s announcement please visit the NDIS website:
In the meantime, if you have any questions please either get in touch with your LAC directly or connect with us through our Knowledge Hub.
20th April 2020
LAC Operational Changes
There have been a number of changes to the way that we are operating as a result for the COVID-19 pandemic. While we continue to work with participants, their carers and the community, the Vinnies LAC offices are currently closed. This includes offices in the following areas:
- Hunter/ New England
- Central Coast
- Central Sydney
- South West Sydney and
- South East Sydney
While we are implementing physical distancing strategies we would like to remain socially connected with our participants, their informal support networks and the communities in which we operate. We continue to conduct planning meetings via the telephone and online video conferencing platforms where possible, we are checking in with participants and their supports during this time and we continue to conduct information sessions via online platforms and offer supports to people wanting to access the NDIS. Please check out our what’s on page if you are interested in a virtual information session.
You can also connect with us through our Knowledge Hub if you have any questions or need assistance.
15th April 2020
Community Engagement Survey
With Coronavirus (COVID-19) having changed the way we are able to work in the community Vinnies LAC are looking for ways to connect with you virtually. To help us design these opportunities we’d like your input. If you can spare a couple of minutes please take our survey.
24th March 2020
Community Engagements – Cancelled
In light of recent events with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to reduce any potential risk to people with disability, their families and the broader community, Vinnies has made the decision to cancel all upcoming Community Engagement events until the end of April 2020. This decision was not taken lightly as Vinnies is committed to providing information and support to the community.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your LAC directly or get in touch with our Knowledge Hub. The Knowledge Hub can be contacted by:
N.B. the Knowledge Hub can also help you with information and support relating to accessing the NDIS.