WHAT CAN SUPPORT COORDINATION DO FOR YOU?
Maximise the benefits of you NDIS Plan.
Ignite Community Network is registered with the NDIS to deliver Support Coordination. The Support Coordination service is a capacity building support to implement all supports in an Individual’s NDIS Plan (including informal, mainstream, community and funded supports). Support Coordination connects you with the human and material supports you need to reach your goals. At its core Support Coordination is about exploring what is possible with an Individuals NDIS funds; building capacity to exercise choice and control; and, support to navigate the NDIS marketplace to find the best support options for the Individual.
A Support Coordinator will support you to understand and implement the funded supports in your plan and link you to community, mainstream and other government services. We will help build your ability to exercise choice and control, to coordinate supports and access your local community. At Ignite Community Network we match you with the most appropriate Support Coordinator to work together with you on your journey with us. Our team of Support Coordinators are appropriately qualified and registered Allied Health professionals who are understanding, experienced and professional with various qualifications and specialist skills.
Support Coordination is a service which is funded separately to your disability supports within your NDIS Plan. Under the NDIS an Individual is initially responsible for getting started, understanding your NDIS Plan and its budgets, and finding and connecting with supports and services to achieve goals. For some Individuals managing and coordinating supports can become overwhelming. Support Coordination is there to assist. Not every Individual is funded for Support Coordination but everyone can ask for it. If you would like Support Coordination in your Plan, at your NDIS planning meeting explain to your NDIS Planner the reasons why you feel you require the assistance of a Support Coordinator and the type of assistance you need. The level of support determined in an Individual’s Plan is dependent on their unique circumstances such as:
- Their disability and functional impacts on the Individuals life
- Whether they have family, carers or other types of support in their life.
There are three levels of support coordination carried out by Support Coordinators which may be approved for inclusion in an Individuals Plan.
Level 1: 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 support will assist you to understand your NDIS plan, connect with broader systems of supports; and, connect with providers.
Level 2: Coordination of Supports (Support Coordination)
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.
This level of support will assist you to you design and build your supports to ensure you are linked into the services you want/and or need; support you to direct your life not just your services by working together to understand the funding, what you can expect from services and how you would like it designed; you will also be coached to build and maintain a network of formal and informal supports.
Level 3: Specialist Support Coordination
This is a higher level of support coordination. It is for Individuals 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 ensuring consistent delivery of service.
This level of support helps remove barriers so that you can access appropriate supports. A Specialist Support Coordinator can: help you reduce complexity in your support environment so that you can connect with funded supports as well as broader supports; they can also negotiate support solutions with multiple stakeholders to achieve well coordinated plan implementation; and they can also help manage crisis points for Individuals, ensuring you have access to relevant supports during crisis.
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Ignite Community Network provides Support Connection, Coordination of Supports and Specialist Support Coordination across the Perth Metropolitan area and the lower South West. Ignite Community Network’s Support Coordination services are operationally separate from our direct service and we have a Conflict of Interest Policy in operation to ensure you are offered the widest range of local options available. If you are interested to hear more about out Support Coordination Program, please contact us on 08 6499 9913 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT WE DO
Ignite Community Network promotes a person-centred approach to ensure that the person with a disability is in control of decision making in relation to goals, service delivery and the team that will deliver services. Ignite Community Network will establish a family network as a vehicle to promote a person-centred approach. Ignite Community Network will provide services within the Individual’s tenancy or where the person is sharing with another person. Support Workers will be employed in line with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award and the Disability Support Workers Award.
Ignite Community Network promotes a person-centred approach to ensure that the person with a disability is in control of decision making in relation to goals, service delivery and the team that will deliver services. Ignite Community Network will establish a family network as a vehicle to promote a person-centred approach. Ignite Community Network will provide services within the Individual’s tenancy or where the person is sharing with another person.
Support Workers will be employed in line with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award and the Disability Support Workers Award.
- Support to access the community
- Support to facilitate/achieve health, wellbeing and fitness goals
- Support to participate in mainstream recreational activities
- Support to pursue hobbies and interests
- Support to build and maintain relationships
- Support to introduce the Individual to new social experiences
- Obtaining a driver’s permit
- Domestic tasks
- Transport training
- Booking activities and events
Access to Employment
Ignite Community Network will support Individuals to develop skills to identify and participate in economic activities.
- Vocational skills development
- Voluntary activities
- Employment support/coordination/ workplace orientation (time limited)
Transition & Support Planning
Ignite Community Network will facilitate services to respond to an unexpected event,crisis, life stage transition, interface with mainstream services as well as developing capacity and resilience strategies.Activities that ICN will provide are:
- Transition from secondary school (where a complex situation emerges)
- Support to maintain employment (where complex situations arise)
- Support to navigate mainstream services e.g. justice system, child protection
- Support to advocate and coordinate issues associated with tenancy
- Coordination of unexpected crisis situations
- Coordination of behaviour and medical supports
- Coordination/planning of changes to current care arrangements
Ignite Community Network will support the parent or guardian in their caring role. Activities that Ignite Community Network will provide include activities identified within the following Services:
- Mentor Support
- Daily Living
- Skill Development
- Access to employment
The function of the family network
Ignite Community Network promotes a person-centred approach to ensure that the person with a disability is in control of decision making of their goals, service delivery and the team that will deliver services. Ignite Community Network will establish a family network as a vehicle to promote a person-centred approach.
The family network brings together people within the family environment along with friends, health care professionals, community groups and other identified stakeholders to assist the Individual to set and achieve goals. The family network promotes open communication and provides safeguarding to assist the Individual to remain safe. The Individual is at the centre of the family network and has choice and control as to who is identified within the family network and the roles and responsibilities of network members.
The Family Network Coordinator facilitates the family network. The Family Network Coordinator will use the Individual’s Service Plan to develop the network. The Service Plan will define roles and responsibilities of each network member and will act as a agreement. The Service Plan will identify how support staff will be recruited, hours of work and activities to achieve goals. The family network will ensure that Individuals are recruited based on the needs of the Individual and their cultural and religious beliefs.