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Support Coordination

Thrive House's Support Coordination team offers their service to those in our community that require assistance with their NDIS plan. We believe NDIS clients have the right to be safe and to receive quality services from the providers and workers they select to care them.

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is here to ensure people with disability have a strong voice about their rights to be safe, to exercise choice and control, and to have their human rights upheld.

Meet some of our team and get in touch to discuss how we can help you. We'd love to hear from you.

Meet Kathryn Kalogerakis

Specialist Support Coordinator

Kathryn leads the Support Coordination team, which consists of 4 support coordinators, a psychosocial recovery coach and herself. She is a Specialist Support Coordinator and certified Support Worker, who has extensive industry experience, working in the disability sector on the Sunshine Coast for over 15 years. Kathryn radiates knowledge and care to all those she supports and makes it her mission to positively engage with people by contributing significantly to strength-based support for disadvantaged, marginalised, diverse community members.

She is a Critical Theory Practitioner and works within a

Strengths-Based/Community Development Framework of Practice.

Kathryn has resided, studied and worked on the Sunshine Coast for over

twenty-seven years and knows our community like the back of her hand.

She has excellent industry knowledge and has built strong relationships in

the business, community services and local government sectors.

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Support Coordination

This support item strengthens an individual's ability to design and build their supports with an emphasis on linking the broader systems of support across a complex service delivery environment.

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Specialist Support Coordination

This support is delivered utilising an expert or specialist approach, necessitated by specific high complex needs or high-level risks in an individuals situation.

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Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

These support items provide assistance for individuals to build capacity and resilience through strong and respectful relationships to support people with a psychosocial disability to live a full and contributing life.

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NDIS Access

Accessing and applying for the NDIS can be a complicated process that often feels overwhelming.

If you are unsure how to apply, confused about your eligibility or simply need some advice, Thrive & Grow can assist you. 

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Support Coordination

Support Coordination focuses on supporting individuals to direct their lives, not just their services, assisting to build and maintain a resilient network of formal and informal supports.

This involves working together with the individual to understand funding, identify service expectations and clarify how to customise this design.

 

Coordination of Supports also includes coaching and working with individuals to develop capacity and resilience in their network.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Understanding the Plan;

  • Connecting with Supports and Services;

  • Designing Support Approaches;

  • Coaching, Refining and Reflecting;

  • Personalised Support Coordination;

  • Crisis: Planning, Prevention, Mitigation and Action;

  • Build Capacity and Resilience; and

  • Reporting to the NDIA.

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Specialist Support Coordination

Specialist Support Coordination is delivered by an appropriately qualified and experienced practitioner to meet the specific needs of the individual circumstances. This may include the use of a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, or Mental Health Nurse.

Specialist Support Coordinators assist individuals to reduce complexity in their support environment and overcome barriers to connecting with broader systems of support (including those funded).

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Addressing Complex Barriers

  • Designing Complex Service Plans

  • Understanding the Plan;

  • Connecting with Supports and Services;

  • Designing Support Approaches;

  • Coaching, Refining and Reflecting;

  • Personalised Support Coordination;

  • Crisis: Planning, Prevention, Mitigation and Action;

  • Build Capacity and Resilience; and

  • Reporting to the NDIA.

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Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

This support is designed to be able to maintain engagement through periods of increased support needs due to the episodic nature of mental illness.

 

Recovery coaches work collaboratively with individuals, families, carers and other services to identify, plan, design and coordinate NDIS supports.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Non-Face-to-Face Support Provision

  • Provider Travel

  • Short Notice Cancellations.

  • NDIA Requested Reports

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NDIS Access

Accessing and applying for the NDIS can be a complicated process that often feels overwhelming. Unfortunately applications are not always successful or plans are not enough for what you require.

 

If you are unsure how to apply, confused about your eligibility or simply need some advice, Thrive & Grow can assist you. 

 

Our Specialist Support Coordinator Kathryn has several years experience as a local area coordinator in the community development team and has assisted hundreds of people access the NDIS.  

Send and email by clicking the button below for a free, no obligation chat:

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