ILC has two goals:
- People with disability have the ability to achieve their goals (capability); and
- People with disability are included in all aspects of community life (opportunity)
These two goals are underpinned by connections and relationships. All of these together can enable people with disability to achieve an ordinary life.
Why is ILC important?
The vision of the NDIS is to “optimise the social and economic independence and full participation of people with disability”. In other words – the goal of the NDIS is to increase the opportunities for people with disability to live an ordinary life.
ILC has a very important role within the NDIS to ensure people with disability are included in all aspects of community life.
People with disability don’t just want to be present in the community – they want to be active agents in it. That will only happen when genuine partnerships are forged between people with disability and the community. ILC provides a chance to facilitate those partnerships. There has been limited opportunity to do that in the past and ILC represents an opportunity to drive real and lasting change for individuals and communities.