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Community and Social Engagement – What you need to know

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Community and Social Engagement is a vital part of day-to-day life, and the good news is that quite a lot of these activities can be counted as ‘reasonable and necessary’ under the NDIS.

Under the NDIS, this falls under Assistance with Social and Community Participation (Support Category 1.04). This category basically funds a support worker to assist you with whatever you need so that you can engage with the community at large through varied activities, including but not limited to:

  • Camping or hiking
  • Personal development courses
  • Attending an event, such as a concert
  • Visiting your local library
  • Seeing a film
  • Engage in sporting activities

 

According to the latest NDIS price guide, the amount payable varies depending on the time of week, intensity of the support required and of course the hours of support required.

Additionally, you can also community and social engagement activities through your capacity building supports, especially when  your goals involve increased social or community participation.  Again, this could be a camp, a personal development course or any sort of social skills building activity. Under the NDIS, this is categorised as Increased Social and Community Participation (Support Category 9). 

Something that a lot of NDIS participants don’t realise is that these funds can actually be used to ‘try out’ recreational activities as well, taking the burden off funding those initial sessions to see what’s suitable to the participant.

Learn more about tappON today. Our support workers can help you to engage in any social and community activities.

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