What is Local Area Coordination?
Local Area Coordination is a long term, integrated, evidence based approach to supporting people with disabilities, mental health needs, older people and their families/carers.
Rather than waiting for people to fall into crisis, assessing deficits, testing eligibility and fitting people into more expensive (and increasingly unaffordable) services, it works alongside people to:
- Build and pursue their personal vision for a good life,
- Stay strong, safe and connected as contributing citizens,
- Find practical, non-service solutions to problems wherever possible, and
- Build more welcoming, inclusive and supportive communities.