What is Support Coordination?
Support Coordination is defined by the NDIA as:
“a capacity building support to implement all supports in a participant’s plan, including informal, mainstream, community and funded supports. Support coordinators work creatively and resourcefully with participants in how they utilise their support budgets to achieve their goals”
Simply put, Support Coordination is available to help participants navigate the NDIS so that you or your loved ones are able to get the most out of your funding.
We provide two different levels of Support Coordination under the NDIS:
Support Connection: provides assistance to identify and connect you to a wide range of service providers, understand and implement your plan, answer questions and assist you with managing everything. Support Connection also helps by empowering you to become confident in understanding how to work with service providers, resolve support issues and participate independently in the NDIS.
Coordination of Supports: is similar to Support Connection but has a greater focus on: providing ongoing assistance to manage multiple complex supports, address issues faced with service providers and support delivery, regularly manage your plan to meet any changing needs, respond to a crisis and introduce you to the tools needed to manage unexpected events within your network. This also involves regular monitoring and contact with stakeholders and to provide outcome based reporting to the NDIA.
How Our Support Coordinators Can Help.
- Helping you to understand and navigate the NDIS so you can act independently
- Arranging any assessments needed to determine your necessary funding levels.
- Assessing your NDIS plan to have a conversation about what is possible with your funding.
- Empowering you to navigate the NDIS marketplace to find the right service providers.
- Negotiating with your preferred services providers to develop fair service agreements.
- Assisting you to resolve any conflict or issues with service delivery.
- Providing assistance to prepare for your plan review.
- Providing support for you in times of crisis.
- Resolving, changing or ending service agreements and helping you understand your responsibilities under them.
Why Choose Gellibrand?
Gellibrand has been providing disability support in Melbourne for 30 years. By working with a diverse range of people during that time, we have gained invaluable experience and understanding of a broad range of disabilities and support options.
This experience is reflected in the service provided by our Support Coordinators. Our tenure has also allowed us to build up a large network of beneficial connections with occupational therapists, physiologists, allied health partners, disability service providers and more.
Since the initial NDIS pilot program in Victoria, we have been providing support coordination for a number of participants of all ages.
By successfully supporting clients to get the most of out of their first and subsequent plan reviews, we are able to help you understand the requirements needed no matter where you are in your journey.
Give us a call at 9300 5491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help you or your loved one.
Support Coordination Near You
Gellibrand provides Support Coordination for NDIS participants all over Melbourne’s western and northern suburbs. This includes but is not limited to areas such as:
- Avondale Heights
- Caroline Springs
- Hoppers Crossing
- Roxburg Park
- St. Albans
- Taylors Lake
- Yarraville and others.