Local Area Coordination
Settlement Services International (SSI) is partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to deliver Local Area Coordination Services in NSW.
As a Local Area Coordinator (LAC), SSI supports people aged 7 and over to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other mainstream services in the community.
Delivering the NDIS in your community
Call 1800 960 975 between 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday or email email@example.com for assistance.
Areas we cover
SSI delivers Local Area Coordinator services to residents in the following areas in NSW:
Level 2, 158 Liverpool Road Ashfield, NSW 2131
South Western Sydney:
Level 2, 462 Chapel Road Bankstown, NSW 2200
Suite 2, Level 6, 138-154 Queen Street Campbelltown
Level 1, Suite 1, 45-47 Scott StreetLiverpool, NSW 2170
Unit 5, 44-48 Bowral Street Bowral, NSW 2576
Please note: SSI LAC offices are currently closed and will open to the public in the near future.
Our offices are located in Ashfield, Bankstown, Campbelltown, Liverpool and Wingecarribee
SSI LACs are here to help you:
Providing support, empowering communities
Whether or not you're eligible to receive NDIS support, SSI LAC providers can help build the skills and knowledge of participants, families and carers to connect with mainstream services and community support networks.
Through our helpful resources, guides and workshops, we work alongside community networks and services to resource, inform and build the capacity of local businesses and organisations to be more responsive to the needs of people with disability.
Who we are
SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.
Since 2014, SSI has supported people with disability, their families and carers through a number of community based initiatives such as Ability Links and Ignite Ability® Small Business Start ups. We bring extensive knowledge in delivering disability services across NSW through our staff and participant expertise and their connections to local communities.
With a predominantly bilingual and cross-cultural workforce, speaking more than 90 different languages, our services are tailored to individuals and families to capitalise on their strengths, identify their priorities and meet their current and future needs.
We work alongside all diverse communities including people from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds.
Do you have a question about Local Area Coordination, the NDIS or SSI?
Yes. SSI has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through initiatives including Ability Links and the development of the organisation's Reconciliation Action Plan. SSI recognises the importance of engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a respectful and collaborative approach. The organisation will continue to seek first-hand guidance to build on our knowledge of First Nations communities to create sustainable, respectful and equitable service delivery.
Yes. SSI has more than 135 bi-lingual guides and many bi-lingual staff. Collectively we speak over 100 languages and dialects and can often provide support – written and spoken – in the language of your choice when you need it. Where possible we aim to provide translated resources and can organise interpreters.
We are committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and since we work with people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds with varied life experiences, physical abilities and skills we encourage applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including people from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability.
If you are interested in applying for a position, please visit SSI's Live Hire page for current vacancies.
Getting ready for the NDIS
SSI acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and their enduring sovereignty, and we honour their elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that we have a responsibility to ensure services delivered on this land are provided in partnership with our Aboriginal communities to protect their culture, people and lands and to produce positive outcomes for Aboriginal people. We will use our understanding of and commitment to cultural responsiveness as we welcome new cultures to Australia and implement our programs and services.