Support Providers are an indispensable part of the NDIS ecosystem. They help participants meet their life goals through their support. They are the ones with whom participants contact if they require immediate assistance.
You can contact registered NDIS providers or unregistered NDIS professionals as a participant.
Who are Registered NDIS Providers?
These professional providers have completed their registration process according to the provisions of NDIS. Registered NDIS providers can be individual professionals, enterprises, or non-profit organisations that meet the NDIS service standards.
What are the Benefits of Selecting Registered Providers?
Here are the benefits you will get by hiring registered NDIS providers for your support care:
- Providing support services to all types of participants, irrespective of whether they require assistance inside their homes or outside. You can ask for their help with daily chores, be it for housekeeping or personal grooming.
- As an NDIS participant, you will get thorough support for meeting workplace obligations, education or any sort of personal training.
- Registered NDIS providers will also assist you with therapeutic support, such as speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, behaviour support, etc.
What are the Differences between Registered and Unregistered Providers?
Before knowing the differences, you should remember that registered or unregistered providers have nothing to do with the professionalism or values they offer. The service quality remains independent of whether they are registered or not.
Both registered and unregistered NDIS providers need to follow the standard code of conduct. However, registered NDIS providers meet the standards of practice and are verified by the NDIS Commission. As they are verified, you can put your trust in them.
Non-registered providers can also be as efficient as the registered ones but they do not undergo the evaluation process.
How Can You Find the Right Provider?
You can find a registered provider online from the official website of NDIS. You will have to navigate to the “Provider Finder” tool and type your address in the search box of this tool.
After this, you will be able to see the list of registered NDIS providers along with their respective contact details and other relevant information.
Do Participants Need to Share NDIS Plans with Providers?
After choosing providers, participants need to inform their providers of their goals so that they provide the required assistance. However, whether participants will share the NDIS management plan with providers is completely their decision to make. They have the choice to share a part of the plan or the entire document of the plan. They can also choose not to send a copy of the plan.
Who are the Different Professionals Providers Work With?
Providers work with the following professionals to help participants meet their goals:
- Plan Managers: These professionals are responsible for managing the budget and funding. They also monitor the fund and report participants from time to time.
- Support Coordinators: Support coordinators help participants get the help they require for support by coordinating with other professionals. Beneficiaries can access government services, funded support and community activities with their assistance.
- Local Area Coordinators (LACs): With the help of LACs, participants can easily access the benefit of NDIS and execute the plan.
- Early Childhood Partners: They help child participants connect with the local NDIS service providers.
Hiring a registered NDIS provider can give you mental peace. This is because they follow the standard NDIS practices and are verified by the right authority, giving you assurance about their professionalism.