NDIS Support Coordination
NDIS Support Coordination
The right support can make all the difference when it comes to The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) At Focus Care we're committed to providing you with the best support available, so that you can reach your goals and live the most rewarding life possible.
What is NDIS support coordination?
The NDIS is a federal government scheme that delivers disability support to Australians. It's a great scheme but there's no doubt that it can be difficult and complex to navigate for participants.
Because it can be tricky to navigate the NDIS by yourself, the NDIS offers support coordination. The federal government defines this as “a capacity building support to implement all supports in a participant's plan, including informal, mainstream, community and funded supports.”
This means that help is available to assist in navigating the NDIS so that you or someone close to you can get maximum value from the scheme and receive the disability support you need and deserve.
What is the role of a Support Coordinator?
The role of a Support Coordinator is to support you to understand and implement the funded supports in your NDIS plan and keep you connected with community, mainstream and other government support services.
More specifically, your Support Coordinator will help you to negotiate with disability service providers about what they can offer you and how much it will cost out of your NDIS plan. They will ensure you find support that meets your needs, no matter how complex. Your support coordinator will also make sure that service agreements and service bookings are completed in an effort to help build your ability to exercise choice and control over your plan.
In essence, a Support Coordinator will assist you to optimise your plan to make sure that you are getting the most out of your federal government funded supports.
Find out what you should you expect from a good Support Coordinator.
Where do I get a Support Coordinator from?
You can look up registered support coordination providers using the Provider Finder tool in the NDIS participant portal myplace. The Provider Finder will enable you to locate support coordination providers that are situated near you. The NDIA publishes a list of registered providers in your state on the NDIS website every three months.
What Makes Focus Care Support Coordinators Different?
At Focus Care, we pride ourselves on our personal approach. We take the time to really get to know our participants so that we can provide the best support coordination possible. We believe that you should be in control of your own choices and that our role is to provide guidance and to support you to pursue the goals and interests that matter most to you.
Unlike other providers, with Focus Care you can always pick up the phone and call us any time. You'll always speak to a real person and our friendly team of Support Coordinators are always ready and willing to have a chat. Our team is there to provide a valuable support environment and to help you overcome any challenges you might be facing.
In addition, our support coordinators are NDIS experts with years of experience who know how to get the most out of your NDIS package. They can help take the stress out of your NDIS reviews while helping you get the result you're after.
What To Expect With Support Coordination From Focus Care
Your NDIS support coordination journey with Focus Care begins with a comprehensive assessment to get to know you as a person. We want to understand your unique needs, aspirations, and the supports required to enhance your quality of life.
From there, we explore the specifics of your support plan and assist you in connecting with a range of local services to maximise the benefits of your plan. Our aim is to build a robust network around you, to ensure that you have all of the support you require and that there is always somewhere to turn when you need a hand.
Once your support coordination journey is underway, the Focus Care team provides ongoing assistance and guidance. Your current support coordinator will conduct regular reviews to ensure that your NDIS plan remains aligned with your goals.
If you encounter obstacles or changes in circumstances, our support coordination team will work closely with you to find solutions and adapt your plan accordingly.
Finally, our Support coordinators will also help you prepare for NDIS reviews and will advocate on your behalf when necessary to ensure you have access to the level of support you need to live a fulfilling life.
Who can get support coordination funding?
It's the case that not all NDIS participants are provided with funding for support coordination. However, every NDIS participant has the right to submit a request for it. It is advisable that NDIS participants who want to add support coordination to their plan, bring this up at their NDIS planning meetings. The NDIS evaluates each participant on a case-by-case basis.
What Are the 3 Levels of Support Coordination?
This is the lowest level of support coordination.
It is designed for participants who have lower-level needs and can manage more of their own supports.
Support Connection focuses on linking participants with informal, community, and mainstream supports.
This level of support coordination involves more assistance and coordination than Support Connection.
It is suitable for participants with more complex needs.
Support coordination helps participants navigate and implement their NDIS plans, manage service delivery tasks, ensuring that all supports are working well together.
Specialist Support Coordination:
Support from a specialist support coordinator is the highest level of support coordination.
A Specialist Support Coordinator is for participants with with more complex needs who require specialist support.
Specialist Support Coordination involves a higher level of expertise and is usually provided by professionals with experience in areas such as health, social work, or complex support needs.
The goal of specialist support coordinators is to ensure that services and supports are not only connected but also integrated to achieve consistent delivery of service and the best outcomes for the participant.
How we can help with support coordination
Focus Care is a registered NDIS support coordination provider and we are proud to provide NDIS services in which you have full control over the services and supports you receive.
Your choices are our focus and we take the time to get to know you and tailor our expert services and supports to help you achieve your goals when it comes to disability support.
Our Support Coordinators assist participants throughout Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle and the Hunter region, Melbourne, and the Sunshine Coast to get the most out of their NDIS plan – and we would love to help you too.
Contact us today on 1300 941 750 and we'll be in touch shortly to discuss your NDIS needs further or to visit your home for a no-obligation, complimentary consultation.