Media Release by The Hon Jane Prentice MP

More NDIS Partnerships

Victorians living with disability in the Hume Moreland and Bayside Peninsula areas will benefit from an investment of more than $63 million (Hume Moreland $25.7 million and Bayside Peninsula $37.4 million) for the delivery of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The Hon. Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, said the Brotherhood of St Laurence will deliver Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) and Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in these regions as part of the NDIS Partners in the Community Program.

“This Program provides funding for community organisations to partner with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to help deliver the NDIS across the country,” Mrs Prentice said.

“The Brotherhood of St Laurence has extensive local knowledge and experience in assisting people in the community with disability and children with developmental delay.”

“The Brotherhood of St Laurence was part of the Victorian Pilot program to deliver ECEI and LAC services in the North East Melbourne Area (NEMA).”

“This investment in Victoria will ensure participants are well supported as they transition into the NDIS.”

LAC services focus on assisting NDIS participants with plan development, implementation and review, while ECEI services deliver outcomes for children and their families through best practice and a family-centred approach.

The NDIA will announce future NDIS Partners in the Community Grant Rounds for the remaining service areas in Victoria in the near future.

Information will be made available on the NDIS website