NDIS was created in 2013 to help with the cost associated with living with a disability. This objective is achievable through the NDIS support coordination, which ensures that disabled people get the support they need to help them live a fulfilling life and reach their goals.
Over the years, NDIS has been improving support coordination services for better outcomes for the NDIS participants. This is crucial for people with complex support needs. This is because they may need a skilled coordinator’s help navigating the complex barriers. Here, the importance of NDIS Support coordination for improved outcomes is discussed.
Navigation Of The NDIS System
The NDIS system can be complex and confusing, and it can be challenging to navigate without the help of an expert. NDIS support coordination can help participants understand the system and access the necessary services and support.
Identifying Needs And Goals
NDIS support coordinators are critical in helping participants identify their needs and goals. This involves getting to know the participant and understanding their unique circumstances and limitations. Afterwards, a comprehensive plan is developed that outlines the services and support required to achieve their goals. The NDIS coordinator will work closely with the participant and their support network to ensure the plan is realistic, achievable, and tailored to their needs.
For example, a participant may have a goal to live independently in their own home. The support coordinator can help them identify the services and supports they need to achieve this goal, such as home modifications, personal care services, and assistive technology. The coordinator can then help them develop a plan outlining the steps required to achieve this goal, including the timeline, budget, and other factors that may impact the plan.
Coordination Of Services
NDIS support coordinators helps participants coordinate their services and supports. This includes managing appointments, communicating with service providers, and ensuring everyone works together to achieve the participant’s goals and needs. Moreover, the support coordinators can act as advocates for participants, ensuring their needs and rights are met. They can also empower participants to advocate for themselves and make informed decisions about their lives.
Accessing Services And Supports
Once the participant has a plan, the support coordinator can help them access the services and supports required to achieve their goals. This can involve researching and connecting with the NDIS management and various service providers to find the participants’ most suitable services.
For example, if a participant requires therapy services to achieve their goals, the support coordinator can help them find and access therapy services covered by the NDIS. The coordinator can also help the participant book appointments, attend meetings with service providers, and manage any paperwork or documentation required.
Similarly, if a participant needs assistance finding suitable housing or employment, the NDIS support coordinator can help them navigate the various programs and services available. This can include providing information on available programs, connecting the participant with support networks, and assisting with the application process.
Overall, the role of the NDIS support coordination is to ensure participants have access to the services and support they need to achieve their goals. This involves working closely with the participant and the NDIS management to identify their needs and goals, develop a comprehensive plan, and connect them with the right services and supports. By doing so, the coordinator can help participants lead more fulfilling and independent lives resulting in improved outcomes.