Support Coordination is a role through the NDIS that provides you with a trained Coordinator who will assist you in connecting with the services that are needed to reach your NDIS goals. Your Coordinator is trained in working with you to understand your needs and they are expert in the NDIS system and knowing what is reasonable and necessary for you in your NDIS plan.
Their goal is to walk alongside you to help you learn more about your NDIS plan, what is included in your NDIS plan and how the funding and budgets of your NDIS plan works. They will help you connect with different service providers to find the best ones that you need and also maximise your NDIS funding so that you plan out and can use all of the funding that you have available.
Funding for a Support Coordinator is built into your plan if deemed necessary by your LAC or planner. You can find it funded in the Capacity BuildingBudget and called ‘Coordination of Supports’. When you are setting up a new plan, or are having a plan review you can talk to your planner about having the guidance and partnership that a Support Coordinator can provide to give you more confidence in reaching your plan goals. It is not guaranteed that you will always get Support Coordination, so if you would like assistance in knowing what to ask for you might like to check in ourPre-Planning guide or engage with Care Support Network’s Pre-Planning Service to help you know what to ask for.
Support Coordination is listed on an NDIS plan as ‘Coordination of Supports’ and there are three levels available: