How does it work?
Local Area Coordination is an eclectic combination of approaches, delivered in a unique and connected sequence.
Local Area Coordinators support individuals and their families and are based in their local communities as a local, accessible point of contact for local people and their families. This enables the support provided by Local Area Coordinators to be personalised, flexible and responsive, within the context of their family and community life.
This could be short term support, information or connections with people and resources in the community. Anyone can access a Local Area Coordinator for short term information, connections or support. They also provide longer term support alongside people and families who may be facing complex and enduring life situations.
They take time to get to know and build positive, trusting relationships with individuals, families and local communities and develop a more personal relationship with a wide range of people and their families.
The right relationship – trust, respecting the skills, experience and authority of the person
The right conversation – what’s important to the person, their aspirations for the future, their gifts, skills and connections.