Life gets better when you’re out and about, sharing experiences with others. If you need a hand making that happen, we’re here for you.
Whether it’s figuring out how to use public transport, joining a regular social club, enrolling in a TAFE course, or attending interesting events – we’ve got your back.
We’re here to help you make new friends and expand your social circle, giving you the confidence to socialise. Our goal is to make sure you genuinely enjoy being an active part of your community.
Social & Community Participation is an NDIS service designed to help you meet people with similar interests and engage in social and community activities.
Being part of your community is an important aspect of life, and building social connections even more so. In order to support you to achieve your social and community access goals, this service offers support in areas such as building confidence and skills, connecting with social and community activities, and staying connected to social and community activities when going through different life stage.
Social & Community Participation is generally funded as part of your Core budget and may not always be stated. This means in most circumstances you can use your core budget flexibly to access social & community participation activities.
When applying for the NDIS or during your plan review, it’s important to talk about your social and recreation goals to ensure you receive adequate funding to access this support. It may also be beneficial to have evidence from an allied health professional to help the NDIA consider the supports you need.
If it is stated in your plan, you’ll likely see it under Core Supports – Assistance with Social and Community Participation or Capacity Building – Increased Social and Community Participation.
Once your NDIS plan is approved, you can talk to your support coordinator or local area coordinator about appropriate services and how you can best access them.
Social & Community Participation services cover a wide range of activities. These can include a wide range of things, including but not limited to:
If there’s an activity or support you’re interested in but you’re not sure you can access, make sure you reach out to your support coordinator or local area coordinator for advise and guidance.
If you have a significant and permanent disability, injury or illness that affects your daily life, you may be eligible to access the NDIS.
To start your application, call the NDIS at 1800 800 110.
If you need assistance, reach out to your Local Area Coordinator, Early Childhood Early Intervention partner, the local National Disability Insurance Agency, or Breakthru for support.
This may involve sharing details about your disability and how it affects your daily life.
Providing recent information and collaborating with your healthcare providers can strengthen your case for NDIS eligibility.
Once the Access Request decision is done, you'll receive a written notice of the decision.
Afterward, you'll meet with an NDIS community partner to determine the support level for your NDIS plan.
Call our friendly team on 1800 767 212 or simply fill this form and we will be in touch.
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