Link Health and Community is the community partner for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) in Inner East Melbourne, Outer East Melbourne, Southern Melbourne, Inner Gippsland and Outer Gippsland.
Inner East Melbourne covers the following local government areas:
Outer East Melbourne covers the following local government areas:
- Yarra Ranges
Southern Melbourne covers the following local government areas:
- Greater Dandenong
Inner Gippsland covers the following local government areas:
- Bass Coast
- Baw Baw
- La Trobe
- South Gippsland
Outer Gippsland covers the following local government areas:
- East Gippsland
The early childhood approach helps children younger than 6 with developmental delay or children younger then 9 with disability and their families / carers. It supports families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.
The overall aim of Early Childhood Approach is to ensure that parents or primary caregivers are able to provide young children who have developmental delay or disabilities with experiences and opportunities that help children gain and use the functional skills they need to participate meaningfully in their environment.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) recognises that timely access to best-practice early childhood intervention is vital for children with developmental delay or disability to ensure that they achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.
Link HC is an experienced and qualified organisation with strong local knowledge and understanding of the needs of children and their families.
As the Early Childhood Partner Link HC will be the first point of contact for families.
You can contact Link HC if concerns about your child’s development have been identified.
As every child is different, The Link HC Early Childhood Coordinators will tailor support to your child’s individual needs and circumstances. Link HC will provide you with information.
We may also:
- Connect you and your child with the most appropriate supports in your area, such as the community health centre, educational setting and playgroup
- Provide some short-term early intervention where it has been identified as the most appropriate support
- Help you to request NDIS access if your child requires longer-term early childhood intervention supports. If your child becomes an NDIS participant, a Link HC Early Childhood Coordinator will work with you to develop an NDIS plan.
Our NDIS EC sites are located at:
Glen Waverley (Monday – Friday, 9am – 4.30pm)
2 Euneva Ave, Glen Waverley
Mooroolbark (By appointment only)
Rolling Hills Family & Children’s Services Building
54-56 Landscape Drive, Mooroolbark
Vermont (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)
607 Canterbury Road, Vermont
Cranbourne (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)
7 Bakewell Street, Cranbourne
Drouin (By appointment only)
8-9 Commercial Place, Drouin
Traralgon (By appointment only)
1st Floor, 7 Post Office Place, Traralgon
Bairnsdale (By appointment only)
68 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale