Latest NDIS Updates for Support Coordinators

Nov 29 / Tim McNamara

NDIS Updates for Support Coordinators

As a Support Coordinator, it is your responsibility to stay informed about the latest developments in the NDIS so that you can provide the latest information to your clients. The NDIS is constantly evolving to meet the needs of participants and providers and you need to be prepared for whatever comes your way.

In order to do this effectively, you need to be across the latest NDIS news and changes. This way, you can provide practical support and assistance to your clients as they navigate the scheme.

If you're not across the latest NDIS news, you might miss out on something important that could affect your participants.

For example, when there are changes to the way that supports are funded under the NDIS.

These changes affect tens of thousands of people who receive supports through the scheme. If you have not been keeping up with the latest NDIS news, you may miss this change and be unaware of how it would impact your participants.

Being up to date with NDIS information is important for a number of reasons.

When you take the time to stay up to date on the latest NDIS news and changes, it sends a strong message to your clients that you are invested in their success. This helps to build trust and credibility, which are essential ingredients for strong client relationships.

Future NDIS Changes and How to Prepare

1. The NDIS is constantly evolving

The NDIS is an ever-changing environment and new information is released regularly. It is important to stay up to date with the latest information so that you can ensure you are providing the best possible support to your clients in line with their changing needs.

2. You need to be able to answer questions from your clients accurately

Your clients will have questions about the NDIS and how it affects them. It is important that you have accurate and up-to-date information so that you can answer their questions accurately and help them understand how to navigate the NDIS.

3. You need to be able to refer your clients to accurate and up-to-date resources

There are many helpful resources available to support people with disability, their families, and carers. As a Support Coordinator, it is important that you are aware of these resources so that you can refer your clients to them as needed. Additionally, it is important to ensure that the resources you refer your clients to are accurate and up to date so that they can get the most out of them.

4. You Could Be Missing Out on Important Funding Opportunities

The NDIS is a constantly evolving scheme, which means that there are always new funding opportunities becoming available. By staying up to date with the latest changes, you can ensure that your participants are able to access all of the services and support they need.

5. You'll be able to identify any gaps in service.

Staying up to date with NDIS news will enable you to identify any gaps in service delivery so you can connect participants with the right organisations or find new ways to fill those gaps within the broader community.

6. You'll be able to troubleshoot any problems.

There will inevitably be times when something goes wrong, or a participant is not happy with a service they're receiving. If you have a good understanding of how the Scheme works and keep up to date with the latest news, you'll be better equipped to troubleshoot any problems that arise.

7. You'll be able to identify new opportunities for your business.

The NDIS provides considerable opportunities for businesses, particularly small businesses that are able to offer innovative and person-centred services and supports. By staying up to date with all the latest NDIS news, you'll be in a good position to identify any new opportunities for your business as they arise. 

Here are some tips on how to stay informed:

1. Read the NDIS Quarterly Reports

The NDIS Quarterly Reports are released every three months and provide valuable insights into the progress of the Scheme. They offer statistics on a range of topics, including participant numbers, average plan values, and number of providers registered. The reports also include case studies, which are often very helpful in understanding how the NDIS is impacting people's lives.

2. Sign up for NDIS Newsletters

The NDIS e-newsletter is sent out monthly and covers a range of topics, from updates on policy changes to stories about how the NDIS is making a difference in people's lives. It's a great way to stay informed about all things NDIS without having to wade through lots of other news sources. The NDIA sends out regular email updates with information about changes to the Scheme, upcoming events, and other important news.

3. Attend sector forums and events

There are plenty of sector forums and events held throughout the year that provide valuable insights into the latest news and developments in relation to the NDIS. These events are often run by experts in the field, so you can be sure you're getting accurate and up-to-date information. Attending these forums and events is also a great way to network with other professionals who work in the disability sector.

4. Join a Community of Practice

As the NDIS evolves, Support Coordinators need to be able to access accurate and up-to-date information so they can best support their clients. A community of practice can provide this support and help reduce this stress by providing access to resources and peers. In addition, sharing best practices amongst the group can lead to increased efficiency and better-quality services for clients.

5. Follow the NDIA on social media

The NDIA has an active presence on social media, and they use these platforms to communicate updates and announcements about the NDIS. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay up to date. Following these pages will ensure you are kept in the loop with any new announcements or changes.

6. Attend information sessions

The NDIA regularly holds information sessions around the country. These are a great opportunity to learn more about the Scheme and ask any questions you may have. Check their website or social media platforms for upcoming events in your area.

Useful links:

Latest news | NDIS

Latest events - NDIS

Latest Coronavirus advice

Working as a provider - NDIS

For providers - coronavirus (COVID-19) | NDIS

Housing resources for Support Coordinators

NDIS (@NDIS) · Twitter

By knowing what's happening within the NDIS, you'll be able to provide your participants with the best possible support.

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