How To Find A Support Coordinator

To get the most out of your NDIS plan and funding, finding the right support coordinator is crucial. While there are a number of ways to connect with support coordination, finding the support you need can seem daunting. But, with the right resources and mindset, it can be an easy process!

In this post, we will discuss what you need to look for when finding a coordinator.

What is A Support Coordinator?

Depending on your needs, funding and NDIS plan, Support coordination is the process of bringing various disability support services together to help you achieve your goalsĀ 

A support coordinator is the individual who will work with you and connect you with the services and supports that best meet these needs. They can provide assistance in areas such as investigating costs, negotiating with providers, helping overcome obstacles and helping you implement everything to provide the best support possible.

What To Look For In A Support Coordinator?

When looking for a support coordinator, there are some key factors to keep in mind.

They Put You First

Your coordinator should always put your needs and goals first. They should be interested in getting to know you and what you want to achieve and work to give you the best opportunities in accordance with your plan.

They are Goal Focussed

Your coordinator should help you set and work towards achievable goals. They should be able to provide you with the necessary support services and tools to help you reach these goals. This may be helping you arrange transport and even joining you on your trip.

They Know Your Area Well

Support Coordinators should be local to your area. This is so they have a wide range of providers and be able to connect you with the best service for your needs, where they are and how to get there. This local knowledge is invaluable when it comes to planning your activities.

They Help You Understand Your Plan

The NDIS can be complex and tricky to navigate. Your coordinator should be able to help you understand your plan, what’s covered and how to access the services you need within the scope of your plan and personal boundaries.

They Communicate Well

A good support coordinator acts as a sounding board for your goals, ideas and desires. Having worked with a number of participants they are able to communicate the best advice to make sure you get what you want. They should be able to communicate any obstacles in a direct and helpful way to help you work towards your goals.

Getting The Support You Need

Once you have started your NDIS plan and identified what you need, it can seem like a big task to try and work out how to get the support you require. That’s where we Sapphire Support come in. Through their experience of working with participants of the NDIS, they are able to help navigate the NDIS and find you the best disability support.\

When looking for a support coordinator, there are some key factors to keep in mind.

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