5 common myths about Support Coordination
Determining your eligibility for Support Coordination can be complicated, so in this blog, we’ll be taking a look at 5 common myths about Support Coordination.
1 - You're not eligible for Support Coordination if you have friends or family
If you have a large network of family and friends around you, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re not eligible for Support Coordination funding. You can benefit from Support Coordination if your personal network is not able to provide you with an adequate level of support to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
2 - You'll receive Support Coordination if you meet the eligibility criteria
The NDIS takes several factors into account while deciding your Support Coordination eligibility status. It is ultimately the decision of the NDIS Planner or Local Area Coordinator to determine if it is necessary and reasonable for you to receive this level of support based on their assessment. Although your NDIS Planner or Local Area Coordinator will have a list of questions for you to answer, the process is not as straightforward as simply ticking these boxes.
3 - Your Support Coordinator will take care of everything for you
Support Coordination is recognised as capacity-building support, which means that they are there to aid you in developing the skills you’ll need to eventually support yourself. Despite the fact that your Support Coordinator will work alongside you to help you find your ideal service provider and understand your plan, you are in complete control over the services you receive.
4 - The type of disability you have will determine the amount of funding you receive
The type of disability you have is only one of many factors that the NDIS will take into account when assessing how much funding you are eligible for. They will also consider how much informal support you have around you by friends and family, so if you have a larger network, you are more likely to receive less funding.
5 - Support Coordinators are there to help you in emergencies
If one of your providers or support workers is not providing you with the service that they promised, your Support Coordinator can help, but in the event of an emergency, it is not your Support Coordinator’s responsibility to intervene. If you are having a crisis, it’s essential to call the correct emergency service.
If you’re looking for a Support Coordination solution that you can depend on, get in touch with our team at Instacare today.