As NDIS is still in its early years, implementing an NDIS plan can be like piecing together a puzzle (confusing and stressful). Your Local Area Coordinators – LAC (NDIS Partner) can help you to understand, access your plan, implement, and review your plan, and can also provide assistance throughout your plan if you have any questions. However, some people may have a Support Coordinator funded in their plan to “strengthen their ability to connect to and coordinate with a range of more complex informal, mainstream and funded supports” due to the complexities of their support needs. Not everyone gets funded for Support Coordination in their NDIS plan. You are recommended to discuss about your eligibility at your NDIS planning meeting, if you think you need funding for Support Coordination in your plan
WHAT IS SUPPORT COORDINATION?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) defines Support Coordination as;
‘Assistance to strengthen participant’s abilities to coordinate and implement supports and participate more fully in the community. It can include initial assistance with linking participants with the right providers to meet their needs, assistance to source providers, coordinating a range of supports both funded and mainstream and building on informal supports, resolving points of crisis, parenting training and developing participant resilience in their own network and community.’
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE ARENA OF ABILITY?
With Arena of Ability Support Coordination Services, we can take out thepressure of organising your supports. With our vast knowledge about the NDIS Scheme, disability sector, and knowledge of available services, our experienced, dedicated and friendly team of Support Coordinators will work with you, your family and/or carer to help you to use your NDIS budgets to achieve your NDIS goals, and build your skills and confidence to handle this yourself in future if you wish to. AASS will assist you to:
- Understand how you can use your NDIS budgets to meet your goals
- Work with your support networks to achieve the goals in your plan
- Address the barrier to service delivery and to get the most of your plan
- Teach you how to access the NDIS portal, so you can monitor your funds
- Monitor your outcomes with a periodic report
- Resolve service delivery issues and crisis resolution
- To prepare for your next NDIS review meeting.
We will contact you, or your Nominee/Guardian within 24hrs of receiving your request for service for Support Coordination to arrange for a face-face meeting to discuss your NDIS plan.