How an NDIS Support Coordinator can help you

If your NDIS plan is already in place, the best next step is to hire a reliable support coordinator that can help you access the best support you need and optimise your funded support accordingly. Support coordinators can also help clients identify their goals, set up personalised plans, and send updates as required. 

Here, we’ll discuss in detail how NDIS support coordinators can come in handy.

Helps in making your NDIS plan a reality

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a long overdue change that will help many Australians with disability and illnesses. However, the NDIS is not a magic wand that will fix all of our problems.

The NDIS plan is only as good as the support it receives. If you’re not getting the help you need, you’re not making the most of the grant.  A good NDIS coordinator can make a difference in your life and the lives of those around you.

As the NDIS rolls out, your support coordinators will be there to help you realize your NDIS plan. They can help you identify gaps in your coverage and work with your health service provider to find a solution.

You need to know the resources available to you and your family, as well as get support from professionals who understand your needs, goals, and circumstances. The NDIS Support Coordinators program is one way in which you can get more information about the scheme, connect with the relevant community, and get the support you need when needed.

You may want to:

  1. Find out how much money you might get from the NDIS;
  2. Know what qualifications you need to be eligible for NDIS funding;
  3. Be clear about who will be providing your support;
  4. Understand where to find more information on the NDIS; or
  5. Know what steps you can take if you are having problems accessing a particular service.

NDIS Support Coordinators can walk you through the whole process and help you make the most of your NDIS plan.

Identifying and accessing support services

If you are a carer of a person with a disability, you may be feeling overwhelmed. You may want to know where to source the available disability support services. Support Coordinators are the people who connect you with the right resources and help ensure that you get the support you need. 

The NDIS Support Coordinators will be able to provide you with information about:

• The different ways of accessing support services

• The benefits of accessing support services

• The eligibility criteria for accessing support services

• How to get started with your application

• What happens after an application has been approved; including how to book an appointment with a service provider

Advocacy, support and planning

An NDIS support coordinator can help you with advocacy and support. You may need guidance on how to advocate for yourself or your loved ones, or they may be able to provide an advocate to help you. This can include discussing the details of your plan with the medical care Australia specialist, who will work alongside you to make sure it is appropriate for your needs.

An NDIS support coordinator can also provide advice on how to manage your condition or situation best by connecting you with the right healthcare providers and support services. In addition, they will also negotiate with the service providers about the range of services given plus their cost.  

Help in understanding the allocated budget

The NDIS Support Coordinators can help you to get all the information about your allocated budget. They can also tell you how much money has been allocated for each activity or project. This will help you to determine how much money you have available to work with for your plan.

They will also be able to help you with any changes that may occur within your allocated budget. This can include things such as an increase or decrease in the amount of money that was allocated for a particular activity or an addition of a new activity to the list of approved activities.

Access to community resources

Support coordinators can provide valuable information about disability-specific resources in your area. They may also be able to refer you to other professionals who can assist with your specific needs.

Many people are hesitant or afraid to ask for help when they need it most. A support coordinator can act as a bridge between you and other people, allowing you to feel more comfortable seeking the best support.

Bottom line

Essentially, NDIS Support Coordinators are there to help you understand your funding packages and make sure you get the most out of the available initiatives and healthcare in Australia.

A good candidate is somebody who's willing to take the time to listen to you and work alongside you to understand your needs and fully support you on your NDIS journey. 

Kismet can be your NDIS partner as we gather the most qualified support coordinators working for a common goal. We also have a solid directory of healthcare professionals that can offer high-quality support services and help you in your NDIS journey.

Find Support Coordinators near you

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