ECEI Announcement – Improved support for children with disability in NSW 

The Early Childhood Partners in NSW have been recently announced.There are 15 regions in NSW and one Partner per region. The Early Childhood Partner will be the first point of contact for parents and carers and referrers who have a young child with developmental delay or disability and will work with families to ensure they have access to the right information and supports. The Early Childhood Partners in NSW do not seem to be on the NDIS website yet (there is old information still there) but they are:

  • Lifestart (Service Areas: Central Coast, Illawarra Shoalhaven, South Eastern Sydney, Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains).
  • Northcott (Service Areas: Hunter New England, Mid North Coast, Northern NSW and Western Sydney).
  • Mission Australia (Service Areas: Far West and Western NSW).
  • EACH (Service Areas: South Western Sydney and Southern NSW).
  • Intereach (Service Area: Murrumbidgee).
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Service Area: Northern Sydney)

Partners are currently working with the NDIA around transition planning.

For GPs and Allied Health Practitioners wishing to assist families and carers for children aged 0-6 in the CESPHN region you can call 1800 953 390 or email EngagementTeam@Lifestart.org.au.