How LAC started
Local Area Co-ordination was originally developed in Western Australia in 1988 to
“build individual, family and community self sufficiency so that individuals with intellectual disability can choose to live with their families, or in their local community without compromising their quality of life”
Scotland was the second country after Australia to set up a Local Area Co-ordination network. Most Co-ordinators are employed directly by the Local Authority but several areas have tendered the service out to local charities. LAC has developed differently all over Scotland with some areas solely concentrating on providing a service for people with learning disabilities and others providing a wider service.
In Aberdeen City, LAC has been contracted to Inspire PTL since a successful pilot in 2004.