TODAY: Feros Care officially opened its National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Local Area Coordination (LAC) Gawler Office, which will be a key pivotal point in connecting people with services.

Leonie Fowke, Uncle Moogy (local elder), Tony Piccolo MP, David Thomson
Leonie Fowke, Uncle Moogy (local elder), Tony Piccolo MP, David Thomson
 
Feros Care’s NDIS Local Area Coordination Gawler Office is located at Level 1, 83-85 Murray Street, Gawler.
 
Feros Care Chief Operations Officer, Leonie Fowke said this is so much more significant than cutting the ribbon to a new office building.

 

Today marks an exciting step forward for people with disability in Gawler, their family, friends and the wider community

“In providing Local Area Coordination Services, and in partnering with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), our role is to link people with disability to the NDIS, provide information about community and mainstream supports available in the region, and build the capacity of the community to be inclusive of people with disability.
 
“We currently employ 60 Local Area Coordinators in Gawler.
 
“We are proud to be working in partnership with the NDIA and in collaboration with the Gawlercommunity,” Ms Fowke said.
 
The Local Area Coordinators:

  • assist people to apply for access to the NDIS
  • provide detailed information about their plan, how to access their funds, how to best spend their funds and helping connect them to both mainstream and funded supports 
  • connect participants to local services, and
  • host regular information sessions and attend community events.

This is the third Feros Care NDIS Local Area Coordination Office to open, with another office located in Salisbury opening this week.
 
For more information on accessing the NDIS, contact Feros Care on 1300 986 970 or our email [email protected]

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