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Social & Community Participation

Live your life, your way.

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.

How we support you

We're here to help you think beyond the usual routine. Our services are all about improving your skills and abilities, so you can make the most out of each and every day.
Tailored to You & Service Options

Tailored to You

Our services are designed with you in mind. We're all about being flexible and tailoring everything to what you like. This way, you're the one in charge, and it helps you become more independent and capable.
Dare to Explore & Capacity Building

Dare to Explore

We'll make a plan that fits you perfectly, so you can meet people, make real friendships, get better at things, and be part of your community. You decide if you want one-on-one support or to be part of a group, whether it's here with us or out in your community – it's all up to you.
Your Champions

Your Champions

We're not just here for today; we're here for your tomorrow. We'll change and adjust as your needs and dreams change too.
Your Voice Matters

Your Voice Matters

We understand the importance of finding the right support team. Our experienced team takes the time to learn about your hopes and dreams. We then create services that are just for you, making sure you can have the experiences you want.
One Team, One Goal

One Team, One Goal

Our friendly and reliable team will stay in contact with you, and work together to come up with new and clever ways to help you reach your goals. You'll really feel like you're part of the team, all of us working together to make your future better.

Frequently asked questions

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:

  • Participating in a dance class
  • Engaging in sports such as soccer
  • Getting creative in an art class
  • Learning how to play an instrument
  • Camping with your peers
  • Improving your cooking skills
  • And more!

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.

Get started in 4 easy steps

If you have a significant and permanent disability, injury or illness that affects your daily life, you may be eligible to access the NDIS.

Step 1

Check your eligibility

Before you begin, use the NDIS checklist to confirm that you:
  • are aged between 7 and 65.
  • reside in Australia with Australian residency.
  • require immediate support to lessen future needs.
Step 2

Make an Access Request

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.

Step 3

Gather Supporting Evidence

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.

Step 4

Prepare for your planning meeting

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.

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Thank you to everyone for all your continuous support. This job has been amazing for both my mental and physical health, and I finally feel like I can start moving forward with my life.

Breakthru Customer Liborio

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Breakthru have done so much for me, they encouraged me, but they also made me do the work. I would say to anyone thinking of going with Breakthru to trust them. They really do get to know their clients and understand their potential.

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