Many people in Australia are experiencing that it can be quite a challenge and daunting experience to try and implement the funded NDIS support coordination and services included in their NDIS plan.
But thanks to the NDIS, it now offers people with a disability more autonomy and jurisdiction over their supports and lives than ever witnessed before in the Australian disability care space.
In a new world of new concepts, finances, ideas and schedules that may be foreign to most. Negotiating on services, planning activities, liaising with companies and NDIS providers and more can be too much for some to handle.
Support Coordination refers to support, funded by the NDIS, which helps NDIS participants make the most of their NDIS funds. It helps participants implement all supports in their plan, including informal, mainstream, community and funded supports. The NDIS defines Support Coordination as “…a capacity building support to implement all supports in a participant’s plan, including informal, mainstream, community and funded supports.”
After the approval of a plan, participants are required to work hand in hand with support coordinators in order to carefully plan how to disburse their funds, while connecting with providers.
Support Coordination Helps To:
- Inform you about the different possible things you can do with your NDIS funds
- Fully exercise choice and control
- Comb through NDIS marketplace and choose the best providers that suit you.
- Adequately implement their plan
- Have better capacity to manage/direct their own supports
- Have more opportunities to explore and connect with community and alternative support options
- Effectively coordinate multiple supports and services
- Have the capacity of their informal support network strengthened
What Are the Benefits to Having NDIS Support Coordination?
- Have more opportunities to explore and connect with community and alternative support
- Assisting and facilitating to get your NDIS plan started ASAP
- Outcome Focused. Support Coordinators are only focused on positive outcomes for their clients that have been outlined.
- Experience in your locality. Good Support Coordinators will have extensive knowledge across your local disability and community sectors. They should literally be on first name basis with a-lot of your local disability service providers and advocacy groups within your area.
Data Courtesy: NDIS & Marli & MOE