Information, linkages and capacity building
Information, linkages and capacity building (ILC, formerly called Tier 2) has five streams of activities. These are:
- information, linkages and referrals to connect people with disability, their families and carers with appropriate disability, community and mainstream supports
- capacity building for mainstream services
- community awareness and capacity building to ensure greater inclusivity and accessibility of people with disability
- individual capacity building
- Local Area Coordination.
ILC Commissioning Framework – further consultation
At the end of last year we released a consultation draft of the Commissioning Framework. The Framework outlines how the Agency will fund and manage information, linkage and capacity building (ILC) activities in the future.
The Framework committed to talking more with people with disability, their families and carers as well as people who work in the sector about some key parts of the Framework. Consultations on key elements of the ILC Commissioning Framework were held from February to April 2016.
People provided feedback on the Consultation Draft of the ILC Commissioning Framework by:
- Making a written submission
- Attending a face-to-face consultation session
The Agency held face-to-face consultations separate sessions for:
- People with disability, families and carers; and
- Organisations that provide ILC-type activities
Consultation sessions were held in a number of metropolitan and regional locations across Australia.
We are currently analysing all the feedback and will incorporate it into next version of the ILC Commissioning Framework which will be released in the middle of the year.
We will also summarise the feedback and put it in a short report on the NDIS website.
ILC Commissioning Framework – Consultation Draft
The ILC Commissioning Framework – Consultation Draft sets out the steps to finalise the ILC Commissioning Framework and decide when the Agency will start investing under the final ILC Commissioning Framework and what funding arrangements will be put in place ahead of this.
ILC Policy Framework
The Disability Reform Council released the ILC Policy Framework in August 2015. The draft and final policy frameworks are available on the ILC Policy page.
The ILC Policy Framework will be considered along with other policies and legislation which work to promote the inclusion of people with a disability, their families and carers, such as the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, the Carer Recognition Act 2010 and the National Disability Strategy; as well as with the Integrated NDIS Market, Sector and Workforce Development Strategy and the quality and safeguards framework for disability services.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is committed to ensuring that existing or new organisations delivering Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) activities are prepared for the new outcomes-based, nationally consistent delivery arrangements for ILC funding.
The ILC Toolkit will help ensure existing or new organisations delivering ILC activities are equipped with the right knowledge, skills and capabilities to succeed under ILC. The ILC Toolkit will be developed by Social Ventures Australia over 2016 and trialled in the Australian Capital Territory in the second half of 2016. The Toolkit will be rolled out nationally during 2017.