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Remote Community Connectors and Evidence, Access and Coordination of Planning Programs

Enhance access to NDIS for Aboriginal people living in the Kimberley.  

Provide a pathway between the plan, the support workers and the providers.  

Improve awareness and access to the NDIS while generating employment opportunities in these regions. 

Remote Community Connectors will be employed by AMS’s to ensure culturally appropriate connection between the NDIA and community, helping to enhance engagement and communication with some of the nation’s most isolated communities. 

Remote Community Connectors (RCC)

Remote community connectors are community members employed by your local Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) to connect you to services, support workers and the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency). Talk to your RCC if you or a family member have permanent or significant impairment that affects your day to day quality of life.

The purpose of the Remote Community Connectors (RCC) Program is to ensure there is culturally appropriate connection between the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and community, helping to enhance engagement and communication allowing Aboriginal people living in the Kimberley access information about the NDIS and are supported to complete NDIS plans.

Their role is to:

  • Engage community in their understanding & awareness of the NDIS and support local linkages
  • Identify potential NDIS eligible Aboriginal people living in community with disability
  • Engage potential NDIS eligible Aboriginal people and their families in their understanding & awareness of the NDIS, the eligibility requirements & access process
  • With consent, refer those identified as requesting further assistance to the EACP Coordinator

 

 

Listed below are the connectors working in your community:

Kununurra Waringarri Aboriginal Corporation

Kununurra Waringarri Aboriginal Corporation 

Location: Doon Doon, Glen Hill,  Kununurra and Wyndham

Chantelle Un
Remote Community Connector
Phone: (08) 9168 1528
Email: ndis@kwac.com.au

 

 

Nirrumbuk Environmental Health Service

Nirrumbuk Environmental Health Service 

Location: Balgo, Billiluna, Mulan, Beagle Bay, Bidyadanga, Broome (Broome based)

Phone: (08) 9193 7100

Sara Garrido Diaz
Project Officer for RCC Program
Phone: 0439 712 153
Email: sara@nirrumbuk.org.au

Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation

Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation 

Location: Derby,  Imintji,  Jarlmadangah, Mount Barnett, Mount Elizabeth,  Ngallagunda and Pandanus Park

(08) 9191 1877

 

Trish Spencer
Remote Community Connector
Phone: 0459 936 965
Email: patricia.spencer@winunngari.org.au

Yura Yungi Medical Service

Yura Yungi Medical Service

Location: Halls Creek and Ringers Soak.

Rowena Carey
Remote Community Connector
Phone: (08) 9168 6266
Email: rcc@yyms.gov.au

Evidence, Access and Coordination of Planning Program

The purpose of the Evidence, Access and Coordination of Planning (EACP) Program is to assist people with disabilities to test eligibility to the Scheme, navigate the Scheme access process and to assist with coordination of the Scheme’s plan development process.

This includes gathering of information and evidence required (for example reports from Doctors or Health Workers) for eligibility/access, and helping complete the Access Request Form.

Access Request FormThe Access Request Form (ARF) is provided by the NDIA as part of the application to become a participant of the NDIS. It is provided in electronic copy to the EACP Coordinator.

If access eligibility requirements are met the participant will be supported through the coordination of planning meetings between the NDIA and the participant.

If scheme access eligibility requirements are not met the person will be connected with other services, supports or pathways.

Listed below are the EACP Workers in your area:

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service (KAMS)

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service (KAMS)
(08) 9194 3200

Location: Kimberley (Broome Based)

Linda McSherry
Kimberley Supports Regional Coordinator
Phone: 0403 606 171
Email: ndisregionalcoord@kamsc.org.au

Location: Balgo, Billiluna, Mulan, Beagle Bay, Bidyadanga (Broome based)

Oskar Stenseke
Evidence Access & Planning Coordinator
Phone: 0466 044 594
Email: acp@kamsc.org.au

Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS)

Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS)

Location: Broome region

Adreia Alves De Oliveira                                                                     

Evidence Access & Planning Coordinator

(08) 9192 1338

Email: andreiad@brams.org.au

Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS)

Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS)

Location: Derby Region

Mandy O’Connor
Evidence Access & Planning Coordinator
Phone: (08) 9158 4200
Email: ndiseac@dahs.org.au

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS)

1800 839 697

Location: Kununurra Region

Omi Roy
Evidence Access & Planning Coordinator
Phone: 08 9166 2255
Email: ndiacoordinator@kamsc.org.au

Yura Yungi Medical Service

Yura Yungi Medical Service (YYMS)

Location: Halls Creek and Ringers Soak

Rowena Carey
Evidence Access & Planning Coordinator
Phone: (08) 9168 6266

Email: ndiscoordinator@yyms.org.au

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