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Local Area Coordination

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

Multicultural Peer Network

Find out how to form a peer-to-peer support group in your community & what free resources & training SSI now offers for community organisations to up-skill & run their own groups.

Ignite® Small Business Start-Ups

Supports small business creation and expansion for people from a refugee or migrant background, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and others.

Finding a job and a community voice

When Waseemunnisa Syed was invited to an SSI organised Community Voice consultation session for Urdu speaking people, she was initially reluctant. 

Pilot program helps Ellen get job ready

Many young adults struggle to define their career aspirations and educational goals, but Ellen Brant has found guidance and support in a new pilot program by SSI’s Local Area Coordination (LAC) program.  

Industry partnership brings easier, faster and more affordable way to hire home care workers

A new initiative to help overcome the skills shortages and economic pressure impacting the at-home aged care sector has been launched today by non-profit organisation Settlement Services International (SSI), in partnership with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered platform Hireup. The collaboration is set to bring more growth opportunities and career pathways to support workers […]

Love of art ignites business success

Bridget Kelly is living her dream life as an artist and business owner, thanks to the support of her family and Ignite Small Business Start-Ups.

Support from SSI’s DES program marks turning point for participant

Jana worked at SSI and ended up being a client!

Aspiring teacher gains independence with SSI’s support

After two years as a participant with SSI’s Local Area Coordination (LAC) program, Sabrina Morini, a 22-year-old woman with autism spectrum disorder, is kicking goals and keeping her sights set on the future.

SSI NAIDOC Week celebrations promote Indigenous economy and self-determination 

Settlement Services International (SSI) is observing NAIDOC Week this year by not only celebrating First Nations art and culture but also contributing to the Indigenous economy and self-determination.

SSI LAC participant on her way to becoming a chef

Getting a job has been on Faith Zadro’s mind a long time.

SSI LAC participant builds community through men’s shed

For many years, Foster Cortis was unemployed due to living with arthritis, a lung condition and chronic depression.

Community Hubs were the place to be for families in turbulent 2021

The National Community Hubs Program Year in Review shows how the hubs’ resilience and flexibility ensured their local communities remained connected, supported, and safe in turbulent times.

SSI celebrates International Day of People with Disability

Settlement Services International (SSI), has today celebrated the International Day of People with Disability (3 December 2021) by hosting an event for some of its 16,000+ clients and staff. The International Day of People with Disability aims to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.

SSI trials proactive outreach program

Throughout October, Settlement Services International (SSI), as an NDIS Local Area Coordination (LAC) Partner in the Community, trialled a proactive outreach program to support participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they chose.

SSI welcomes first new members since 2000

Leading community-based not-for-profit Settlement Services International (SSI) has boosted its membership with the addition of NSW-based Participate Australia and Victoria’s Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC).

How SSI helped Lin discover his passions after suddenly losing his vision

Shortly after migrating to Australia in 2015, Zhen Hua Lin suffered an allergic reaction to antibiotics that rendered him completely vision impaired.