Coordination of Supports
The delivery of Coordination of Supports is to assist strengthening a participant’s ability to design and then build their supports with an emphasis on linking the broader systems of support across a complex service delivery environment. Coordination of Supports is to focus on supporting participants to direct their lives, not just their services. This involves working together to understand the funding, identify what participants expect from services, and how participants want this designed. Coordination of Supports also includes coaching participants, and working with participants to develop capacity and resilience in their network.
Support coordinators are focused on assisting participants to build and maintain a resilient network of formal and informal supports.
It is generally expected participants will develop their capacity to implement and manage their supports and network more independently over time. Some participants, however, will require Coordination of Supports funding in subsequent plans to support ongoing capacity building or manage the complexity within the participant support environment and/or circumstances. This is to be identified in the plan review process.
Over time, as a participant’s capacity is strengthened, this support may be replaced by Support Connection or the introduction of a Local Area Coordinator or Early Childhood Early Intervention Partner in subsequent plans.