NDIS Assistance with Social and Community Participation in the Melbourne

Programs that involve communicating with like-minded people help boost self-esteem and create a sense of belonging. For individuals with disabilities, it can be sometimes challenging to participate in social activities and feel a part of the community. Therefore, NDIS has designed social and community participation programs. Here, people with disabilities can access the necessary support to build social connections and actively engage in their community.

At Empress Support Services, we provide a safe and inclusive environment for community participation for people with disabilities. This allows them to meet and interact with other participants in the community and develop various social skills. Our team of skilled support workers assist NDIS participants with social and community participation. They empower individuals to participate in various activities and interact with others in a secure and supportive environment. With years of experience, we strive to serve our NDIS clients in the  Melbourne.

Reclink Australia is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide for the most vulnerable and isolated people, including people experiencing mental health challenges, people living with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, correctional services and economic hardship.

Reclink Australia provides no or low-cost programs, sports and recreation activities to improve the physical health, mental health and social connections of those living with disadvantage. Empress Support Services is a member of Reclink, which gives our participants opportunities to access programs of their choice within the community. Reclink assists those with significant barriers to participation in gaining access to activity programs.

Our Community-Based program has a 1 to 1 support ratio. Click on the link below and insert your postcode to see the options of programs that need you.


What is Social and Community Participation?

Social and community participation is a support category that is funded under the capacity building support in the participant’s NDIS plan. This program is specifically designed to help individuals learn social and community skills. As per one’s requirement, this funding can be used to pay for participating in various activities and events. This helps in developing the sense of being a part of a social setting.

Moreover, this program is intended to enable individuals with a disability to establish meaningful relationships. That way, they can build reliable support networks beyond their family and paid support services. In addition, NDIS community access empowers NDIS participants to enhance their communication and socialisation skills. They can feel more confident, which further breaks down self-imposed barriers.

What Does Social and Community Participation Include?

The goal of assistance with social and community participation is to empower NDIS participants by fostering their social skills. This support also promotes community engagement and enables them to participate in activities that align with their interests and preferences. By doing so, one can enhance their overall well-being and quality of life. Here is the list of NDIS community participation activities:

  • Skill-building activities
  • Sports activities
  • Visiting local Library
  • Camping and Vacation
  • Participating in interest-based social groups
  • Recreational activities
  • Relaxing activities like meditation or yoga
  • Singing, painting, dancing, art and craft
  • Cooking
  • Going to a movie or concert

Our Personalised Approach to Social and Community Participation

Assistance with social and community participation specifically focuses on helping people with disabilities engage in social and community activities. This can include various forms of assistance, such as providing support to workers or facilitating access to community events. A NDIS plan may also include assistance with social skill development, and helping individuals build connections within their communities. This is how our personalised help our NDIS clients:

  • Individualised Assessment: We begin with a thorough assessment that involves a personalised evaluation of a person’s abilities, needs, and goals. This process helps in understanding each individual to customise their support plans. Moreover, this step ensures targeted assistance that maximises an individual’s strengths while addressing specific challenges. That way, we aim to foster the personal growth and well-being of a person with a disability.

  • Goal Setting: Once we have understood personal needs and preferences, this proactive process helps in defining and planning three types of objectives – specific, measurable, and achievable. Whether in personal or professional contexts, establishing clear goals provides proper direction and motivation. Also, it empowers individuals to prioritise tasks, track progress, and celebrate achievements. This overall process contributes to personal development and success.

  • Skill Development: Our team of well-trained support staff designs a program that encompasses the acquisition and enhancement of abilities, knowledge, and competencies. Furthermore, they help participants refine existing skills or acquire new ones. This is done through targeted training and practice, which ultimately enhances their capacity to navigate life’s challenges. This continuous learning process increases adaptability and resilience and is essential for personal as well as professional growth.

  • Community Integration: By carefully designing personalised plans, we make sure participants are actively involved and contribute to their local or broader community. This inclusive approach emphasises building connections and boosting a sense of belonging. When a person engages in meaningful social interactions, they can develop relationships, share experiences, and create a supportive network. In short, individuals enhance their overall well-being through community integration.

Benefits of Having Our Innovative Community Participation Programs

If you want reliable NDIS support and services, Empress Support Services is here to help! When you choose innovative community participation by NDIS, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Personalised Support
  • Experienced Team
  • Community Integration
  • Transparent Communication
  • Wide Range of Services
  • Holistic Support

Contact our team to learn more about our NDIS community participation services – you can call us on 0413 754 441 / 03 8899 9168 or email us at info@empress.org.au.

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