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What is Support Coordination?
Support Coordination is a ‘Capacity building’ NDIS funded support. It is there to help with the implementation of all NDIS supports within a participant’s plan, and helps participants with connections to (formal) mainstream and (informal) community supports.
Support Coordination is located under the Capacity Building Category with the NDIS price guide. Depending on NDIS participant’s individual goals, plan objectives and aspirations a person may receive Support Coordination funding in their plan.
Gaining access to Support Coordination Funds
The NDIS may include Support Coordination funds in the plan of a participant who has:
- Complex or high-intensity needs,
- Cognitive impairment.
- Limited or no informal supports.
- Living in remote locations where there is limited access to service providers.
- English as a second language.
- Limited access to technology.
- Housing difficulties.
What does a Support Coordinator do?
A Support Coordinator:
- Understands NDIS plans and has the knowledge to help participants read and understand their plan.
- helps a participant with building the capacity to manage their own NDIS plan.
- provides links and helps build relationships with providers and stakeholders.
- helps manage a participants NDIS budget.
- is available for Crisis Planning, Prevention, Mitigation and Action.
- helps prepare participants for their annual NDIS plan reviews and reporting to the NDIA.
Support Coordinators are not funded to provide the following:
- Participant Transport
- Plan Management
- Disability Support
- Case Management
This 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.
Social and Community Participation
Anyone who’s ever been stuck at home for an extended period of time knows just how depressing it can be. Living with a disability can make going out into the community – even simple errands like grocery shopping – a real challenge. Total Support Services Support Workers have the special skills and training it takes to help our clients get out, dive in and experience what life in the wider community has to offer.
Typical activities might include:
- Participate in classes and events
- Special interest programs or workshops.
- Visits to parks and gardens.
- Jummah Visits
- Join social groups.
- Mosque visits, museums and cultural experiences.
- Join a Quran Class
- Cooking classes
- Swimming pools and gym sessions
- Arts and crafts groups
- Daily prayer visits
- School holiday programs
- Local events, festivals and lectures.
It is registered under the NDIS as Participation in Community, Social and Civic Activities – Support Category: Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation
- Access Community Social and Rec Activities
- Community Social and Recreational Activities
It is also registered under the NDIS as High-Intensity Daily Personal Activities – Support Category: Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation
- Group Activities in the Community
- Group Activities in a Centre
- Group Activities – High Intensity
It is registered as well under the NDIS as Increased Social and Community Participation– Development of Daily Living and Life Skills
- Skills Development and Training
Our Support Workers have the training, experience and enthusiasm to take clients beyond the home and help them to enjoy those things that the suburbs around them have to offer. In most cases, help with these activities can be provided by the same Support Worker who provides in-home support. Total Support Service hand-picks team members from our own staff to best meet our clients’ needs in every case.
Once again, our full NDIS accreditation is your assurance of quality support in every situation. Social and community activities take our clients out into new environments, and it is vital that the Support Worker they are accompanied by has full certification and training to deal safely with every situation. Total Support Services’ NDIS accreditation requires that each Support Worker has the training for every situation.
Regular written reporting is a mandatory requirement of NDIS accreditation. Consequently, should anything out of the ordinary ever occur during a social or community outing, you will have peace of mind. As a result, you will know the full details of every circumstance are always thoroughly logged and reviewed. At TSS we are accountable to NDIS best practice and committed to the highest quality of support during your activities.
To sum up, there are so many options open for interesting social and community participation activities, let us work with you to tailor the ideal day out.
If you would like to know more about the social and community activities that we can tailor for you, fill in the form below: