What is Local Area Co-ordination?
Local Area Co-ordination is a preventative asset based approach to supporting people to connect to their communities and build better lives.
Local Area Co-ordination is diverse and flexible in its approach to building individual capacity for independent living and growing community capacity for inclusion. It is increasingly being recognised as a cost effective way to achieve better outcomes for people.
What Local Area Co-ordinators do
Local Area Co-ordinators do different things depending on what people in the community want. Here are some of the things that all Local Area Co-ordinators do.
What is different about Local Area Co-ordination?
- We work with individuals, families and communities to make society more inclusive
- We only work with people who want us in their lives, go at a pace that suits people and stay involved for as long as people want
- We focus on what people can do, not what they can’t do
- We understand that statutory services are not always the way for people to achieve their goals
What people say about us.
Local Area Co-ordinators help us find our way through this jungle of a world.
It’s not about how quickly things move on, what matters is that I know my Local Area Co-ordinator is always there for me
19 out of 32 local authorities have local area coordinators
ENABLE Scotland is home to two local area coordination teams: