Baptcare to help with NDIS in SA

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Baptcare is set to play a key role in implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in South Australia from March this year.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), administering the NDIS roll-out, has announced the appointment of Baptcare to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in three South Australian regions – Yorke Mid North, Western Adelaide and Eastern Adelaide.

Baptcare’s Chief Executive Graham Dangerfield welcomed the opportunity to participate in this important national initiative.

"The NDIS is Australia's most significant social policy reform in the last forty years, and Baptcare is pleased to be able to contribute to implementing it.''

The coordination services will assist people with disability receive support through the NDIS, while supporting individuals to build strong, inclusive relationships within their community.

Mr Dangerfield said the aims of the NDIS mirrored Baptcare’s mission of providing fullness of life to people of all ages, cultures, beliefs and circumstances.

''Baptcare prides itself on its long 70-year history of working with those most in need, striving to achieve communities where every person is cherished.

“Delivering Local Area Coordination services will enable us to work with people with disability to build their independence and opportunities.

“Through local area coordination, Baptcare can continue to impact and build the NDIS to ensure it stays true to its original vision of supporting a person with a disability to live an ‘ordinary’ life – a life which enables choice and control in the pursuit of goals, and the planning and delivery of supports.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with the NDIA to deliver LAC services to people with a disability, their families, carers and communities across South Australia, and to bring our experience in effective service delivery, as shown via the LAC services we currently provide in Tasmania, to the South Australian Service Areas.”

Baptcare LAC services in South Australia will officially commence in Yorke Mid North, Western Adelaide and Eastern Adelaide from 1 March 2018. More information on NDIS LAC services can be found at: