NDIS update - Boosting the Local Care Workforce (BLCW) Program

 

Boosting the Local Care Workforce (BLCW) Program

The BLCW Program aims to develop the capacity of disability and aged care service providers to operate effectively and expand their workforce.

The BLCW Program has three main objectives:

  • Reduce barriers that impact disability and aged care service providers’ ability and willingness to start, continue or grow their service offering.
  • Improve the operation and efficiency of the disability and aged care labour markets by better matching supply and demand through measures such as providing information, resources and links to relevant government programs.
  • Provide local level knowledge on the disability and aged care service provider and workforce markets.

The BLCW website provides tools and resources to assist providers to transition to and succeed in the NDIS.

  • The NDIS Demand Map, provides estimates of participant, workforce and spend numbers by postcode
  • Providers can complete a free Readiness Assessment, to both measure their readiness to transition to the NDIS, and also to get a Unique ID required to apply for Transition Assistance Funding.
  • Organisations and other stakeholders can contact BLCW Program Regional Coordinators. Regional Coordinators can provide localised support, gather intelligence on local issues, assist providers to complete a Readiness Assessment and connect stakeholders with complementary programs and initiatives in the disability and aged care sectors.