Assistance with social and community participation.
Recently, we let you know a little more about the Assistance with Daily Life support category (you can read it here) and it proved to be a popular topic.
So, today we thought we would tackle a new support category: Assistance with Social and Community Participation.
Before we get started, if you’d like a little refresher on the 3 budget categories: Core, Capital and Capacity Building supports, then check out our blog article. You can read it here.
What is Assistance with Social and Community Participation?
Assistance with Social and Community Participation is a support category under the Core supports budget category.
If you’re a NDIS participant and have been approved for the Core supports, Daily Living category, you are able to access supports for Assistance with Social and Community Participation. This category covers assistance with activities that build skills and independence.
Support types that you may be able to access under the Assistance with Social and Community Participation in your NDIS Plan include experiences that aim to improve your ability to interact and participate with your surrounding community. Some examples include:
- Tuition fees
- Art classes
- Sports coaching
- Vacation activities
- A support worker to assist you to participate in social and community activities such as the above.
Will funding for Assistance with Social and Community Participation be included in my Plan?
The need for Assistance with Social and Community Participation is assessed by the NDIS on a case-by-case basis. It will be included if it is decided to be a ‘reasonable and necessary’ support that meets your needs and will help you to achieve your goals.
That is just one more reason why it’s so important to be prepared for your Plan meeting!
We can help you.
Talk to us about the best way to prepare for your NDIS Plan or Plan Review meeting – we can make sure you have the very best chance of getting the help you need.