NEWSLETTER (April 2019)

May 15, 2019 DAPA Editor

NDIS–Disability and Inclusion

NDIS has opened the application for Information Linkages and Capacity Building grants. Government will give $51m for the next three years for national information program. In this round of community grant, service providers can apply for up to $300,000.

From NDIS website, it describes the following : What you need to know about the ILC Policy Framework
• ILC is the part of the NDIS that provides information, linkages and referrals to connect people with disability, their families and carers, with broader systems of support. • ILC will facilitate capacity building supports for people with disability, their families and carers. • The focus of ILC is not who will gain access to it, but on the supports offered. Anyone will be able to inquire about ILC supports through the NDIA or Local Area Coordinators (LAC), including people with disability who do not have an NDIS plan. • ILC will also promote collaboration and partnership with local communities and other government services to create greater inclusivity and accessibility of people with disability. • ILC is part of a bigger picture. Partners in the Community delivering Local Area Coordination services as part of ILC, and individual NDIS plans, all work together to support people with disability. • ILC is a key component of the NDIS’s whole of life insurance based model and will contribute to the sustainability of the NDIS by building the capacity of the community, people with disability, their families and carers.
In this grant, it also includes support and tools suitable for remote rural communities. Our MMLink, the unique accessible geo-location smart phone search engine application since 2013, may be useful for that purpose

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