Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability - Independent adviser to the WA Minister for Disability Services - Keeping government informed

The National Disability Insurance Scheme in Western Australia Community Engagement

Discussion Paper: Information, Linkages and Capacity Building

What is Information Linkages and Capacity Building?

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) is the part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that is intended to build the capacity of the broader community to support and involve people with disability. A key feature of ILC will be the provision of information and referrals to better connect people with the community and mainstream services they wish to access or require.

Funding for ILC is not tied to individualised NDIS support packages, so you do not need to be eligible for the NDIS to access ILC. In fact for many people, linking to ILC services or programs may be the only support they require.

There is an ILC Framework that groups ILC services into 5 areas:

  1. Information, linkages and referrals
  2. Capacity building for mainstream services
  3. Community awareness and capacity building
  4. Individual capacity building
  5. Local Area Coordination

What feedback are we hearing about ILC?

People have felt unclear about what the categories described in the ILC Framework mean, and have queried what sort of services or supports would be provided within each category.

People are questioning what services in the existing WA disability system will continue to be funded under ILC into the future. This has been a particular concern for services that have traditionally been ‘block funded’ or supported via grants.

What do you think?

  1. What current ILC type services in the WA system should continue within ILC?
  2. Are there any gaps in support offered that could be addressed through ILC?
  3. How should ILC services and supports be delivered in WA in the future?
  4. Do you have any other comments about ILC?

You may provide feedback by completing a short ILC survey here.

If you require the discussion paper in an alternative format or would like an alternative way to provide feedback please contact the Secretariat:

Telephone: 1800 857 354
Post: NDIS in WA
c/o PO Box 494
West Perth WA 6872

This discussion paper is available in Word, PDF and Easy Read version for download [DOCX 60.1 KB] [PDF 233 KB] [Easy Read DOCX 700 KB] [Easy Read PDF 540 KB].

Feedback on this discussion topic is due by Friday 16 September 2016