Support Coordination is an essential aspect of ensuring that NDIS Participants receive
the necessary support and services under the NDIS. In many cases, Support Coordinators act as the primary point of contact between the individual with a disability and the various service providers and organisations that can assist them. There are typically three levels of Support Coordination, each of which serves a different purpose and provides a different level of assistance.
Support Connection is the entry-level Support Coordination service. This level of support is designed to help individuals with disabilities connect with the services and resources they need to live independently. Support Connection typically involves assistance with navigating the service system, identifying appropriate services, and connecting with service providers. It is also designed to help individuals understand their rights and responsibilities and to help them understand the service system as a whole.
Level 2 Support Coordination is a more comprehensive service that provides individuals with disabilities with a higher level of support. This level of support is typically provided to individuals who require additional assistance to access and coordinate the services they need to live independently. Support Coordinators at this level work with individuals to develop a support plan, connect them with appropriate services, and provide ongoing support.
Specialist Support Coordination is the highest level of Support Coordination. This level of support is designed for individuals with disabilities who require specialised assistance and support to access and coordinate services. Specialist Support Coordinators have specialised training and expertise in a particular area of need, such as mental health, housing, or complex support needs. They work with individuals to develop a comprehensive support plan and connect them with the services and resources they need to live independently.
In conclusion, the three levels of Support Coordination are designed to provide individuals with disabilities with the support they need to live fulfilling lives. Whether you require assistance with connecting to services, developing a support plan, or accessing specialised services, there is a Support Coordination level that can meet your needs.