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Local Area Coordination

Finding help and support in your community.

What does a Local Area Coordinator do?

We can help anyone build relationships within their community.

We support older people, disabled people, people with mental health problems, and their families and carers to

  • Build their vision for a good life
  • Stay strong and connected
  • Feel safer and more confident in the future

How does it work?

We will take time to get to know you, your family and your community. We will support you to:

  • Access information in a variety of ways
  • Be heard, be in control and make choices
  • Identify your personal strengths, goals and needs
  • Find practical ways of doing the things you want or need to do
  • Develop and use personal and local networks
  • Plan for the future
  • Be part of and contribute to your community
  • Access support and services if required

What people say about Local Area Coordination

  • "They don't judge, assess or tell me what to do. It's about me."
  • "It's really nice to be able to talk to the same person, face to face."
  • "The Local Area Coordinator (LAC) has listened to all the issues affecting me, the LAC has helped me deal with all of it."
  • "They take time to get to know us, our family, our community and our circumstances."
  • "They support and challenge us to do things for ourselves - this has helped me build confidence, to solve more of my own problems and to need services less."

  Contact us:

  • Gorseinon (including Garden Village, Kingsbridge and Loughor) - email Ronan Ruddy  or  ring 07471 145353
  • Sketty (including Sketty Park, Derwen Fawr and Tycoch) - email  Jon Franklin or ring 07471 145351
  • City Centre (incuding Dyfatty, Mount Pleasant, Marina, St Helens and Sandfields - email Claire Jones or ring 07900 702829
  • Pontarddulais (including Pontlliw, Tircoed, Penllergaer, Garnswllt, Velindre, Waun Gron, Grovesend and Penyrheol) - email Richard Davies or ring 07900 702812   

or email local.areacoordination@swansea.gov.uk.  Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Swansea_LACs

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