APM is pleased to announce it has been selected to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in Maryborough, Queensland as part of the NDIS Partners in the Community initiative.
This further extends APM’s LAC delivery after the Company announced earlier this month it will provide the service in Darwin.
LAC is an important cornerstone of the NDIS and is delivered by Partners in the Community (PITC) who work closely with the NDIA to build and improve the way the Scheme is delivered so it works for people with disability.
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Group CEO Michael Anghie said APM commenced operations in Queensland in 2002 and has assisted more than 13,000 people with injury, illness and disability in Maryborough over the past 16 years.
Mr Anghie said APM was looking forward to using its strong local knowledge and insight into the needs of people with disability in Maryborough to deliver LAC services and help them identify and connect into mainstream, community and NDIS funded services appropriate to their needs.
“APM has been a long history of working with people with disability to find them meaningful jobs as well as experience delivering a range of services in insurance schemes,” he said.
“We are very excited to extend our offering in Maryborough and will work closely with the NDIA as part of the Partners in the Community scheme. We look forward to building on our existing community relationships to help people with disability improve their independence and participation in everyday activities and community life.
“Assisting people achieve their goals is something APM does every day and we are very proud to be part of the LAC initiative.”
Local Area Coordinators have three key roles; they help link people to the NDIS; they link them to information and support in the community, and they work with local communities to make sure it is more welcoming and inclusive for people with disability.
APM was established by Megan Wynne in Perth in 1994 and has grown to become a leading international human services organisation delivering employment, injury management/vocational rehabilitation, assessment, allied health intervention and community care (aged care and disability care) services.
APM delivers these services from more than 400 locations nationally across Australia, and in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. To date, APM has helped more than a million people.