What Is NDIS Support Coordination & How Can It Help?


National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support coordination provides alternatives to people with disability. People who have got NDIS but don’t know what to do with it need proper plan management. Anyone with NDIS can request a support coordinator. 

What is a support coordinator?

A support coordinator for disabled people is the person who makes you understand and implement the support funds you have from the NDIS plan. 

They assist you in making connections with government, mainstream, and community services, all of which are necessary to meet your plan’s objectives.  

How can it help you?

There are plenty of job duties that a coordinator will do. Some of them are mentioned below. 

  • He will coach and plan so that you can utilize your funds efficiently.
  • Can help you in bargaining with the providers and will give you the best price for the services you want to avail
  • He can even book your appointments. Hence, making the process easy. 
  • The support coordinator will work closely with your people to understand the requirements of your plan.
  • Will help you to optimize your plan so that you get the most out of it. 
  • In case, you find it hard to get some service, then he will find the alternatives even in the time of crisis like a pandemic. 
  • He will prepare you for the next NDIS. 

Who should take support coordination?

If you check one of the following points mentioned, then you need to take the support plan. 

  • You just got your first plan. 
  • You have complex needs.
  • You are surrounded by disabled people. 
  • You probably started managing your finances on your own, but you’re not getting the most out of it.

Do you need an agreement with the support coordinator?

Yes. It is imperative to find the right coordinator for you. The process might take a little bit of time but is necessary to take the service after a proper search.  

Here are some of the things you can ask your future support coordinator to get an idea of what he will bring to the table.

  • What do you know about my disability?
  • How will you behave with my family and loved ones?
  • Considering my NDIS plan, what will be your plan of action?
  • How much do you charge?
  • If they are going to connect you with the locals who also have NDIS?
  • Will you get to see the bill before he submits them?
  • Are travel expenses included in the service?
  • What will you do if I get into a crisis?
  • Do you serve under a notice period?
  • If some services are unavailable, will you find out the alternatives?

An agreement with all your requirements is crucial to avoid misunderstandings or arguments in the future. You can personalize your plan and tell them what you want, and the NDIS coordinator will give you the finest service along with his understanding. 

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions as it is your right to find the best support coordination services possible.