What is Local Area Coordination?
Local Area Coordination is an evidence-based approach which works for people of all ages including those often labelled as having complex needs.
Local Area Coordinators are based in community venues so they are easily accessible to people in the areas they work. They work in small areas of no more than 12,000 people so that they can get to know the community and the people within it.
They spend time supporting community building and building their local connections, as well as working with individuals.
They work alongside people to build a vision of a good life and take a strengths based approach to identifying practical solutions to any problems. They also help people to plan or solve problems as a family or with friends where that makes sense to them.
Coordinators try to support local or non-service solutions wherever possible and focus on what the person can do for themselves using their skills and experience; as well as the help that friends, family and the local community can provide.