People with disability want the same things in life as other people in the community. They want the opportunity to live an ordinary life – somewhere to live, a job, a good education, the company of family and friends or the freedom to go to the beach or the movies.
They want to be able to do the same things most other people take for granted. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been introduced to help make this a reality. As part of the NDIS, the Australian Government established Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC). ILC focuses on building an individual’s capacity to live an ordinary life and creating opportunities in the community to do so.
Genuine and meaningful community inclusion can only be achieved when people with disability, government and community work together. ILC will help bring people together to achieve that important goal. While ILC funding is distributed through grants, ILC is more than an ordinary grants program – it is a catalyst for change.