Support Coordination

Support Coordination: Your Plan, Your Way

If you are looking for high quality support for your NDIS plan, talk to the Support Coordination team at Windgap.

Our focus is to get to know you, your needs and goals, and ensure you get the very best out of your NDIS plan.

We know that your needs may change from time to time, so we advocate for you and any changes you need for your plan, and help solve any problems.

We help you build your ability to make choices so you can lead your life the way you want, and coordinate your support and social network in the community.

Support Coordination at Windgap:

Support Coordination focuses on supporting people with a range of disabilities such as physical, intellectual and psychosocial disabilities.

  • We help you build your capacity to exercise choice and control, to coordinate your support network, and access your local community.
  • We go above and beyond to make your life simpler and easier
  • No problem is too big. We support you with every step of your NDIS journey
  • We ensure your journey with the NDIS is as smooth as possible with regular follow-ups and ongoing support.

As an NDIS participant you are never locked in, even if you are currently receiving Support Coordination from another provider you can switch NDIS providers or Support Coordinators at any time.

All Support Coordinators at Windgap are trained professionals with an Allied Health background and have extensive knowledge of local disability services, so you (or the person you care for), will receive qualified support, advice and a range of choices to suit your needs.

Specialist support coordination funding is given to people with complex needs so that support can be provided by a qualified and experienced practitioner. This might include professionals such as an occupational therapist, psychologist or social worker to name a few.

What are your goals?

The Support Coordination team at Windgap are here to get to know you, your needs and goals.

We are here to ensure you get the very best out of your NDIS plan and advocate for you when you need a change or when something isn’t working for you.

The Windgap Support Coordination team can help:

  • Budget your NDIS plan to enable you to work towards your individualised goals
  • Find employment and help you keep a job you love
  • Apply for accommodation, find a new home or maintain your current living arrangement (SIL, Social Housing or Private Rental)
  • Secure transport to access your community and work
  • Make informed choices of NDIS providers, practitioners, community and services (mainstream, disability specific and allied health)
  • Seek training opportunities and explore new opportunities
  • With health, exercise and meal plans
  • Apply for relevant assistive technology
  • Build your confidence and skills to know your options and rights
  • Ensure you can connect with family, friends and carers
  • Make the most of any unspent funding and prepare for your next NDIS Review

Testimonials:

Windgap has been great in supporting me as I navigate the NDIS. Communication is always answered. Always a positive experience.

It’s been a godsend having my Support Coordinator to navigate the minefield that is the NDIS. She is a caring & helpful person and nothing is too much trouble for her.  

The Support Coordinators at Windgap are exceptional, caring and very responsive. Really appreciate the extra effort as I could not have managed the complexity during these tough times.

Meet our team of Support Coordinators

Anika Notaras

Anika joined Windgap as a support worker in 2016 and has been part of the Support Coordination team since 2018. Anika has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Masters of Counselling and has worked in the disability/mental health field in both the UK and Australia. The person-centred approach is at the core of Anika’s work and she is passionate about building meaningful working relationships with the participants that she supports.

Amy Kearney

Amy joined Windgap as an NDIS Transition Coordinator 3 years ago and became a member of the Support Coordination Team when it was established in July 2017.  Amy has a Masters in Social Work (Qualifying) and a Bachelor of Social Science Degree (Honours) and has experience working in the disability sector both in Ireland and Australia. Amy is passionate about taking a person-centred and strength based approach to support individuals and their families to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

Annette Soosay

New to the team, Annette joined Windgap in 2022. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. Annette has extensive experience working with young people at risk and their families to help them achieve their full potential. With a strong passion for understanding mental health and advocating for the marginalised, Annette is determined to empower and support individuals to build their full capacity and independence.

Laura Bosquette

Laura has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Qualification in Social Services Advocacy and an Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management. Laura has worked at Windgap since 2018 inititally as a Community Support Worker and joined the Support Coordination team in 2021. Laura has previously worked in aged care, youth work and supporting individuals to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Laura is passionate about supporting people with disabilities to develop life skills, build independence and reach their goals.

Theresa Laffan

Theresa joined the Windgap Support Coordination team in November 2019, she has 3 years of NDIS experience previously working for Carers NSW and St. Vincent de Paul’s Society. Theresa has a Degree in Journalism and a Cert 4 in Community Services, she has been working in the community sector since 2012 both in the UK, Canada and Australia. Theresa has a passion for working with marginalised groups helping to empower, educate and develop skills to achieve their potential in both her professional work and volunteering in her spare time.

Claire Kitchingman

Claire joined the Support Coordination team in 2020 after several years of direct support experience at Windgap. Claire has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and Certificate IV in Disability, as well as qualifications in Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Claire has prior experience in Case Work and Support Work, and is passionate about using a person-centred approach to empower and support people to reach their goals.

Rachel Conroy

Rachel originally joined Windgap in August 2017 and has recently returned to the Support Coordination team after working in the Housing and Homelessness sector. She has over 5 years’ experience in Community Services roles, inclusive of both direct client work and Support Coordination, with a particular interest in supporting Psychosocial Disabilities and encouraging Mental Health. Rachel has a Masters in Social Work (Qualifying) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology, working within a person-centred and strength based framework to support people living with disabilities to achieve their goals.

Talk to us

We’re here to help. Talk to our team for more information, support or advice.

Call us:

1300 NDIS CARE or (02) 8337 3600
Monday to Friday 8am-5pm

For more information, you can also contact Amy – Acting Support Coordinator Manager on 0407 014 217

Send an enquiry:

Please send us the details of your enquiry and we’ll get back to you by the next business day.

FAQs – What is an NDIS plan?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s support system for people with a disability. Each individual will receive a unique funding package that will assist them to meet their NDIS goals. To find more information about applying for an NDIS plan refer to the NDIS website.

 

What is Specialist Support Coordination?

Specialist Support Coordination may be funded when the NDIS has assessed that a participant has complex and or high support needs. Your specialist support coordination will be provided by a qualified and experienced practitioner such as an occupational therapist, psychologist or social worker.

Windgap has a team of qualified specialist support coordinators who will be able to manage challenges in your support environment in areas such as health, education and justice services.

 

Is Support Coordination free?

Unfortunately not. Our support coordination team can only assist people who have support coordination funding included as part of their NDIS package. This funding is included as a separate category under capacity building.

Support coordination funding is funded at an hourly rate and is allocated according to you or your loved one’s individual requirements. If you have received this funding, your support coordinator will sit down with you to work how to utilise the funding in the way that best suits you.

 

Didn’t receive funding for Support Coordination?

If you didn’t receive support coordination in your plan and you believe that you need it, our team can provide a letter of support for your next NDIS plan to your local area coordinator to help your voice be to heard.

If you have more questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.