Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC), NSW Department of Family and Community Services invites tenders from capable organisations/consortia to run a new service, Ability Links NSW, the NSW approach to local area coordination.
Ability Links NSW is the NSW government’s $82 million five-year commitment to expand support services for people with disabilities, their families and carers.
A total of 248 Ability Links NSW coordinators across New South Wales, including 27 Aboriginal identified positions, will be progressively phased in over the next three years
Coordinators will support people with a disability, their families and carers to build formal and informal support networks in their local community and, wherever possible, avoid the need for specialist disability services.
A Request for Tender opened on 14 February 2012. Information Sessions have been scheduled and an Information Pack is available at: https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/.
The Request for Tender seeks suitable organisation/consortia to auspice 221 mainstream Ability Links NSW coordinator positions to be implemented from 2011/2012 to 2013/14 including one-off non recurrent funding to help build the capacity of local services and community groups so that people with disabilities can participate in their activities and programs with ease.
For further information go to: www.adhc.nsw.gov.au.