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Local Area Coordination

SSI supports people to access the NDIS and other services and supports in the community.

Peter’s journey of resilience, empowerment and taking part in the community 

Peter’s life took a turn in 2022 after being diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment.

Inclusion, identity & belonging – An artwork for First Nations NDIS participants

Bev was engaged by the SSI Local Area Coordination (LAC) program to develop an artwork that speaks to the First Nations community. This artwork tells of her family’s journey with disability, and reflects inclusion, identity and belonging.

Allianz and Settlement Services International expand award-winning scholarship program to support refugee and migrant education

Allianz Australia and Settlement Services International (SSI) proudly celebrated 37 new refugee scholarship recipients at the Allianz SSI scholarships ceremonies in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne yesterday.

Living and thriving as a young person with Asperger Syndrome

Like many university students, 20-year-old Bevan is focused on completing his degree and finding out what direction he wants to take in life.

Inner Sydney’s first low-cost grocer lightens the load for people doing it tough

Sydney’s ongoing housing affordability crisis and high living costs have hit low-income groups particularly hard, leading an innovative social enterprise to open up in an inner Sydney suburb with high homelessness rates. Not-for-profit Settlement Services International (SSI) has partnered with Mission Australia to open The Staples Bag Camperdown – inner Sydney’s first low-cost grocer that provides high-quality nutritious food staples, while also saving an average of two tonnes of food from landfill every week.

Multilingual hub breaks down language barriers for people with disability

People born in a non-English speaking country have similar rates of disability as other Australians but are about half as likely to receive formal assistance. Settlement Services International (SSI) has drawn on its expertise in working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to address the need for culturally competent entry points to the disability service system to help marginalised groups gain access.

Furore over welfare figures misses the mark

High levels of unemployed welfare recipients losing access to their payments is indicative of a complex and inadequate system, not a proliferation of ‘welfare cheats’, according to community organisation and social business Settlement Services International (SSI).

Award-winning social entrepreneur nourishes next generation of business women

Budding entrepreneurs are challenging stereotypes about migrant and refugee women, with a helping hand from award-winning social entrepreneur Violet Roumeliotis.

SSI expands employment services for people living in social housing

Settlement Services International (SSI) is proud to announce that it has been selected as the provider of the Opportunity Pathways program for Western Sydney.

Google hears how Ignite Small Business Start-ups helps refugees start new businesses

Yarie Bangura spoke to a crowd of 150 Google employees about her small business Aunty’s Ginger Tonic, on Friday evening, November 25. The event was the launch of Google Give Week; a week during which Google employees are given the opportunity to donate to local charities whose initiatives are making a significant impact in the community.

SSI Nations of Origin team demonstrate inclusion

The SSI Ability Links sponsored Yuin Ducks A Grade rugby league girls team was runner up in 2016 Nations of Origin carnival held in Port Stephens, recently.

SSI youth awarded International Soroptimist scholarship

Nineteen-year-old SSI client Atoosa Nooralizadeh is the recipient of an education scholarship awarded by The Hills branch of Soroptimist International, a worldwide organisation to empower women and girls.