The Benefits of Using an Independent Support Coordinator

Defining Independent Coordination of Supports

Independent Coordination of Supports means that your support coordinator, is from a separate organisation to your other supports. Just like you might have a therapist who is separate from your community access supports.

Here are some valuable benefits to having an Independent Support Coordinator:

  • Your coordinator will research and make referrals with you that are based on your needs, not on trying to bring more money into their organisation.
  • You will have more choice and control over your supports, without feeling pressure to use a one stop shop.
  • You will be able to work with organisations that are masters of their trade.
  • You can make a complaint without worrying that your support coordinator is best buddies with the program manager who oversees your community supports.
  • Your coordinator is actively working to find the best value for your plan budget.
  • The NDIA prefers participants to use independent support coordinators.

Get in touch if you would like to know more about us, and why using an independent support coordinator could be right for you.

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