Support Coordination is a category of service offered by the NDIS, which can be included in your NDIS Plan and focusses on capacity building.
Capacity building is a way of strengthening your abilities to overcome challenges and barriers to achieving your goals.
According to the NDIA, Support Coordination includes things like linking people to the right providers, assistance with sourcing providers, coordinating supports, building informal supports, resolving points of crisis, parental training, developing a person’s resilience and connection within their own network and community.
The NDIS has a three-tiered approach to funding coordination of supports
- Support Connection
Time limited assistance (e.g. 1 hour per week) to strengthen your ability to connect with informal, mainstream and funded supports, and to increase your capacity to maintain support relationships, resolve service delivery issues, and participate independently in NDIA processes.
- Coordination of Supports
Assistance to strengthen your abilities to connect to and coordinate informal, mainstream and funded supports in a complex service delivery environment. This includes resolving points of crisis, developing capacity and resilience in your network and coordinating supports from a range of sources e.g. behaviour support; speech therapy; occupational therapy; physiotherapy.
- Specialist Support Coordination
The provision of Support Coordination within a specialist framework, necessitated by specific high level risks in a person’s situation. This support is time limited and focuses on addressing barriers and reducing complexity in the support environment, while assisting you to connect with supports and build capacity and resilience. It may also involve development of an intervention plan which will be put in place by disability support workers.
Four steps to hiring CCNB as your Support Coordinator
Step 1: Talk to your NDIA Planner and discuss what level of Coordination of Support you would like to include in your plan
Step 2: Once Support Coordination is included in your plan, your NDIA Planner will provide you with a referral form
Step 3: Complete your NDIA referral form and send to CCNB
Step 4: We will contact you and arrange a time to meet to discuss your needs
Next steps after you have choosen CCNB as you Support Coordinator
Firstly, congratulations! You have chosen an expert provider who is committed to helping you get the most out of the NDIS.
We will contact you as soon as we receive your NDIS plan referral request for support coordination.
We will then:
- arrange a time to discuss your NDIA plan with you and other relevant stakeholders and service providers
- personally meet with you to understand your goals and build a service agreement that will meets your needs
- gather all the information we need to help you identify appropriate services and supports
- liaise with other service providers linked to your plan to ensure they are help you meet and achieving your set goals