Our NDIS Team
City of Melbourne
Hannah CrawfordLocal Representative
LLB, BCom, CA, FFin, FAICD
Hannah has over 15 years providing advice to listed and unlisted companies in the Australian health sector as a Director of corporate advisory firm Grant Samuel. She also spent 6 years on the Board of Alfred Health (one of Victoria's largest public hospital networks) and is currently on the Board and Finance and Audit Chair for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (in addition to other former hospital board roles).
The City of Melbourne (CBD), covers 36 square kilometres. There is a population approximating 140,000 comprising the suburbs of Carlton, Docklands and East Melbourne. Other suburbs are Flemington, Kensington, Melbourne, North Melbourne and Port Melbourne. Also Parkville (inlclude University of Melbourne), Southbank, South Wharf, South Yarra and West Melbourne.
Many residents include young professionals, international students and older couples. On an average weekday over 900,000 people use the city. Plus half of these work in the city.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme became available across the City of Melbourne on 1 October, 2018 and contracted The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services.
The BLS are the main liaison between NDIS care recipients and the NDIS itself, they get in touch with everyone who successfully registers for NDIS consideration and will visit and gather information to allow the NDIS to develop a plan that meets an individual’s needs based on their identified goals. Once the plan is setup, every NDIS care recipient will have a contact to ensure service providers are setup.
Individuals whose plans are managed directly by the NDIS will be restricted to registered NDIS providers, listed on the NDIS website for Melbourne. To access other providers in the area, BLS need to request Plan and/or Self Management. Plan Management will not cost the participant and will allow the providers of their choice.