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:

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