A NEW service for people with disability in WA is looking for local businesses and organisations to increase accessibility and support for all members of the community.
APM Communities is now delivering NDIS Local Area Co-ordination services in several areas, including Melville, Cockburn, Fremantle and Armadale.
As part of the NDIS Partners in the Community program, APM Communities’ team of local area co-ordinators work with people with disability directly to help them identify and access the support they need.
One vital feature of the co-ordinators’ role is to support individuals who do not know whether they are eligible for NDIS support. They also assist people who need support but are not eligible for the NDIS by connecting them with other mainstream or community services.
APM Communities recently hired more than 200 people to deliver the service in WA, with most offices opening their doors on May 1.
In partnership with the NDIS, APM Communities is also looking to improve accessibility and inclusivity of businesses, organisations, social clubs and other local services for people with disability.
The new Community Capacity Building team’s goal is to enable more local groups and organisations to connect with people with disability and increase the amount of services, activities and support available.
Previous initiatives include assistance to make a path more wheelchairaccessible and linking businesses with employee training on servicing customers with disability.
APM has been supporting West Australians living with injury, illness and disability for more than 25 years and is Australia’s largest provider of the national Disability Employment Services scheme.