Everything you need to know about NDIS Support Coordination
What is NDIS Support Coordination?
If you are new to the NDIS, you may be wondering what Support Coordination actually is. An NDIS Support Coordinator is an important cornerstone to making the most of your NDIS Plan. A Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting participants to locate appropriate supports and connecting the participant with services with the aim of increasing the participants capacity and to make steps towards the progression of the goals outlined in the NDIS Plan.
A Support Coordinator is able to work with you to manage your plan and will be able to create a budget for you to work within. For some participants, a Support Coordinator may attend meetings with you, and for others the support may be provided by phone and facetime.
What to expect from NDIS Support Coordination?
Your Support Coordinator will collaborate with you to develop a strategy that is tailored to your personal needs, expectations and your NDIS Plan goals. They’ll also be available to help you along the road, providing advice and assistance as required. In addition, they may help you with things like:
- Manage and connect you with supports.
- Help to build your skills to live more independently.
- Write progress reports to the NDIS, including if you have needs that are not being met or funding needs.
- Prepare you for plan reviews, including organising reports from your providers.
Why is NDIS Support Coordination important?
Having a Support Coordinator is an important part of being an NDIS participant. They can help you to get the most out of your plan and make sure that all your needs are being met. A good Support Coordinator will know the NDIS inside out and be able to connect you with the right supports for you.
They can also help you to build your skills and live more independently. If you don’t have a Support Coordinator yet, now is a good time to think about getting one. They can help make sure that everything goes smoothly for you and that you get the most out of your NDIS plan.
What makes a good NDIS Support Coordinator?
A good NDIS Support Coordinator will be familiar with all of the details of your plan, as well as how they can assist you in maximising it. They will also get to know you. This way, if you have any issues or need extra assistance, they’ll be well placed to help.
Your Support Coordinator should be able to direct you to local supports, especially those that meet your needs and can negotiate with them to ensure you get the best deal. Ultimately, your Support Coordinator should assist you in feeling empowered and gaining independence.
Direct Care Australia are experts in NDIS supports and services, specialising in a range of NDIS funding supports and services in South Australia. If you need any further assistance, contact Sharon Miller or Cristina Bruno on 0410 620 170 or 1300 122 730 or via email at to discuss how we can support you to access supports or assistive technology.