Our NDIS Team
Jennifer ChittickLocal Representative
Dip of Finance, MBus
Jennifer's experience in the finance and banking industry spans 25 years. Furthermore, 20 years owning a franchise mortgage broking business proved successful. On a personal level, Jennifer's interest is in the NDIS. Therefore, she makes it her priority to support the NDIS participants. In fact, this helps them achieve their goals. Thus, a strong commitment to customer service is Jennifer's way of showing courtesy and respect.
The Newcastle metropolitan area, the second most populated area in NSW, is the centre of the Greater Newcastle area. This includes most parts of the local areas including the City of Newcastle, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Cessnock, City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council.
Newcastle, Australia's seventh largest city, with an estimated population of 550,000, is a harbour city located at the mouth of the Hunter River. It is located in the heart of the Hunter Region and is bordered by a stunning coastline with beautiful beaches, close to world-class wineries and some of the world's most famous horse studs in the Hunter Valley.
The City of Lake Macquarie (council area) with a population of approximately 205,000 is part of the Greater Newcastle area. Lake Macquarie is twice as large as Sydney Harbour and is one of the largest saltwater lagoons in the Southern Hemisphere.
The NDIS rollout is now complete throughout the region. In the combined Newcastle Charlestown area, it is anticipated that by 2023 there will be up to 4350 participants creating employment for up to 2020 people, mainly in the personal carers field.
Autism, intellectual disability, and mental illness associated disability will account for 65% of participants. The projected budget for the area will be approximately $218M of which 46% is expected to be spent on daily living support in shared housing.
St Vincent de Paul Society is the organisation contracted to the NDIS to provide Local Area Coordinator (LAC) support for the Central Coast and Hunter New England area and will be the first point of contact for participants once you have had a plan approved.
Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) coordinators that can assist can be found at organisations that provide service for children age 0-6 with developmental delay or disability. In the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast regions are Lifestart and Northcott.
Capital Guardians Facebook