Participate in Community, Social & Civic Activities
The NDIS supports people with disabilities in Australia, and one of the services offered is participating in Community, Social & Civic Activities. This service is designed to help individuals to participate in community, social, and civic activities and to develop skills and confidence in doing so.
Participating in community, social, and civic activities is essential for people with disabilities to maintain social connections, build relationships, and develop skills. This can include attending community events, joining clubs or social groups, volunteering, and participating in civic activities such as voting or advocacy.
Accessing the Participate in Community, Social & Civic Activities service begins with a consultation with an NDIS planner. The planner will work with the individual to identify their goals and aspirations and to develop a plan that includes the support they need to achieve those goals. The plan may consist of transportation funding, assistance with communication, and support to develop social and communication skills.
Once the plan is in place, the individual can access the service. This may involve connecting with community organizations and groups, participating in community events, volunteering, and attending social or civic activities. The support provided through this service can be tailored to the individual’s needs and preferences and adjusted as their goals and needs change.
Participating in community, social, and civic activities can significantly impact the quality of life for people with disabilities. It provides opportunities for social interaction, personal growth, and empowerment and can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.