December 13, 2021
Is your goal to be more socially active? Perhaps you would like to live independently? Or maybe you want to learn a new skill?
The reality is, all of our goals are different, and that’s okay! No matter what your goals are, the NDIS can provide you with the necessary funding and access to support services that help you achieve your goals and live a fulfilling life.
One of the services the NDIS offers funding for is Support Coordination. This type of support is managed by a Support Coordinator whose role is to help you navigate your NDIS plan, connect you with local providers that align to your needs, and provide you with ongoing advice and guidance.
Whether you are hoping to secure funding for Support Coordination, or you have already received funding and are trying to find NDIS Support Coordination in Brisbane, this blog is for you!
What is Support Coordination?
Support Coordination is defined by the NDIS as, “a capacity building support to implement all supports in a participant’s plan, including informal, mainstream, community and funded supports.” Capacity building supports are designed to help you develop your independence and confidence so that you can achieve your short and long-term goals.
There are three levels of Support Coordination, including:
Support Coordination is managed by a Support Coordinator, who will help you make the most of your NDIS plan so that you can achieve your goals. Support Coordinators wear many hats and are responsible for:
To read more about Support Coordination options and the role of a Support Coordinator, read our blog.
Am I eligible for Support Coordination?
Support Coordination is not available to every NDIS participant. The NDIS will only allocate funding based on what is reasonable and necessary to pursue your goals.
Whether you are eligible for Support Coordination will depend on your individual circumstances.
To gauge whether you may be eligible for Support Coordination, ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then you may be eligible for NDIS Support Coordination!
The next step is to apply for it through the NDIS. The best way to do this is to discuss it in your planning meeting with your Local Area Coordinator (LAC). As a registered NDIS provider, the team at Disability Plan Services can help you prepare for your planning meeting. Read our blog or call 1800 312 870 to have a chat to one of our friendly team members.
How To Use NDIS Funding
If your NDIS plan includes funding for Support Coordination, it will be included in your capacity building budget. This will also state the level of Support Coordination that is being funded by the NDIS.
Once you have received approval for this type of funding, you can begin the search for NDIS Support Coordination in Brisbane. As an NDIS Provider registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency, the team of experienced Support Coordinators at Disability Plan Services can provide you with quality support and connect you with the best service providers for your needs.
At Disability Plan Services, all of our NDIS Support Coordinators are passionate about finding the right supports to help you achieve your goals. Our experienced team are real people who can help to find and negotiate with providers, build your skills or manage challenges in your environment. Our team want to make a genuine difference in people’s lives, connecting you with local health professionals so that you can optimise your NDIS plan funds and achieve your goals.
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