The Commission’s Local Area Coordination program has been supporting West Australians with disability since 1988. Local Area Coordinators (LACs) are based throughout the State and with local knowledge help people advocate, plan, organise and access the support and services they need to live a good life.
LACs work with family members and others involved in supporting people with disability, helping them to further strengthen their caring role.
In addition, LACs work to help make local communities more inclusive and welcoming. This is achieved through education, advocacy and partnerships with local community members, businesses, government and non-government organisations.
LAC support is available to people with intellectual, physical, sensory, neurological and/or cognitive disabilities who are under the age of 65 at the time they apply.
Each LAC works with between 50 and 65 people with disability, providing support which is personalised, flexible and responsive.