What is Support Coordination?
Support Coordination is a reasonable and necessary funded support.
There are three levels of Support Coordination that can be included in your plan:
- Support Connection – this support is to build your ability to connect with informal, community and funded supports enabling you to get the most out of your plan and achieve your goals. This level of service is provided by Local Area Coordinators (LAC’s).
- Support Coordination – this level of support will assist you to build the skills you need to understand, implement and use your plan. A Support Coordinator will work with you to ensure a mix of supports are used to increase your capacity to maintain relationships, manage service delivery tasks, live more independently and be included in your community.
- Specialist Support Coordination – this is a higher level of Support Coordination. It is provided for people whose situations are more complex and who need specialist support. A specialist Support Coordinator will assist you to manage challenges in your support environment and ensure consistent delivery of service. Only NDIS registered providers can provide this service.
Depending on your individual goals, plan objectives and aspirations you may receive funding for these supports in your plan. More information on Support Coordination and how it can assist you in implementing your plan can be found on the NDIS site.