This example is led by a support coordinator.
Priyanka is a support coordinator who lives and works in a very remote community. The community is 550kms from the closet regional town. The community is not accessible during the wet season.
During the wet season the only way people can enter or leave the community is by plane. The participants in the community told Priyanka they would like to spend some time on country and visit a waterhole that only appears during the wet season, but they need some support to do this activity.
Priyanka is an active support coordinator who works hard to attract providers to her community. Priyanka heard that she could use a CFP process to pool the supports of the participants, to share the costs associated with receiving supports.
Priyanka talks to the participants about CFPs and asks if they would be interested in pooling their NDIS funds to share the costs associated with getting back to country. The participants think the CFP is a good idea and form a CFP group, with Priyanka as their team leader.
Priyanka and the CFP group get together and write a description of supports that outlines how and when they want the back to country activity to happen. The participants understand that the extra costs associated with the activity (like travel) will be shared across all of their plans.
Priyanka sends the description of supports to two providers in the closest regional town, 550km away, and to a local organisation based in the community, and asks them all to provide a quote.
The CFP group comes together again to discuss the quotes and decides the local community organisation can provide the best support. They decide to get the local organisation to deliver the activity. Priyanka informs that provider the participants have chosen them to deliver the support. The provider works with the participants to put in place service agreements.
A CFP can be helpful when a group of participants want to purchase supports together. The pooling of funds can help local organisations to understand how they can be a part of the disability support sector.