Local Area Coordination is a powerful innovation, first developed by Eddie Bartnik in Western Australia. It is designed to ensure that people's lives and support are positive and connected to all available community resources. It has been successful at reducing isolation and institutionalisation.
The model works by embedding a Local Area Coordinator within a small local community. There they form real relationships with local people and families and help people to prevent undue dependence on services and to get better lives.
Key elements of the Local Area Coordination role include:
An image which represents these functions is set out below:
The publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform.
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