Congratulations, you now have an NDIS plan…now what?
One of the easiest ways to describe a support coordinator is that they are kind of like your own NDIS assistant. They can walk you through the following FAQs
- ‘Who can provide me with the services I need?’,
- ‘What is a service agreement?’,
- ‘How do I manage so many appointments?’,
- ‘I need to ensure all my providers are kept up to date with my treatments’,
- ‘How do I change my service provider?’.
A support coordinator will support you to understand and implement the funded supports in your plan and link you to community, mainstream and other government services.
The NDIS can be confusing and the role of support coordinators is to try and make it less so. For example, sourcing and then managing multiple providers and services can also be complicated and time consuming.
Your Support Coordinator will assist you to negotiate with providers about what they will offer you and how much it will cost out of your plan. Support coordinators will ensure service agreements and service bookings are completed.Support coordinators will assist you to ‘optimise’ your plan ensuring that you are getting the most out of your funded supports.They will focus on supporting you to build skills and direct your life as well as connect you to providers
They will help build your ability to exercise choice and control, to coordinate supports and access your local community.They can also assist you in planning ahead to prepare for your plan review.