What is NDIS funded Group/Centre activity?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disabilities in Australia. One of the support services offered by the NDIS is group and centre activities, which can help participants to develop their social and personal skills, improve their physical and emotional wellbeing, and increase their participation in the community.
Group & Centre activities are programs or activities that are designed to help people with disabilities to develop their skills, socialize, and participate in the community. These activities can be recreational, educational, or therapeutic in nature, and they may be offered in a group setting or at a centre.
To access group and centre activities within the NDIS, participants must first have an NDIS plan that includes funding for these services. Participants can then choose a registered NDIS provider who offers group or centre activities and work with them to develop a plan that meets their needs and goals.
Examples of how NDIS participants can use Group and Centre activities supports:
- Participating in a drama or music group
- Attending a cooking or baking class
- Joining a sports team or fitness group
- Learning a new language or skill, such as painting or photography
- Attending a support group for people with similar disabilities or experiences
- Volunteering at a local charity or community organization
- Participating in a cultural or religious event or celebration
- Joining a book club or writing group
- Taking part in a gardening or environmental group
- Attending a recreational program, such as a movie night or game tournament
Why access Group and Centre activities?
Group and centre activities can help NDIS participants with a range of benefits, including development of social and interpersonal skills, participating in community life, improvement in physical and mental health, enjoying life, and many more.
Few reasons why NDIS participants should use Group and Centre activities supports:
- To develop their social and communication skills
- To improve their physical and emotional wellbeing
- To learn new skills and knowledge
- To increase their independence and confidence
- To make new friends and build supportive networks
- To participate in the community and cultural events
- To explore new interests and hobbies
- To have fun and enjoy themselves
- To relieve stress and anxiety
- To build a sense of belonging and identity
Asa registered NDIS provider, State Wide Community Services is committed to helping NDIS participants achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives. One of the ways we do this is by offering support for Group and Centre activities.
How can NDIS participants get connected and engage with Group & Centre activities?
The NDIS funds a range of support services to help participants achieve their goals, including support for daily living, social and community participation, employment, and more.
NDIS participants can utilise their NDIS plan to access funding for Group and Centre activities. The NDIS provides funding for Core Supports, including group or centre activities, as part of an NDIS participant's plan. To access this funding, participants must have goals related to developing their social skills, building relationships, and participating in community life. Once a participant's goals are identified, funding can be allocated for group and centre activities.
NDIS participants can work with their support coordinators to identify their goals and develop a plan for accessing group and centre activities, and State Wide Community Services can assist participants in identifying and accessing venues for such activities suitable to their needs.
- Participants can ask their NDIS provider or support coordinator for information on available activities.
- Participants can search for registered NDIS providers who offer group/centre activities on the NDIS website.
- Participants can attend events and programs offered by community groups and organizations.
- Participants can participate in online forums and social media groups that focus on disability and community issues.
- Participants can network with other NDIS participants and share information about activities and services.
- Support with gardening and lawn maintenance.
- Help with maintaining home appliances, such as washing machines and refrigerators.
- Assistance with general home maintenance and repairs.
- Help with pet care, such as walking dogs or cleaning litter boxes.
- Assistance with moving house and setting up a new home.
Get Started With Us
State Wide Community Services is a registered NDIS provider which can provide a range of disability support services that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of participants. We have an inclusive approach and believe in helping participants feel more supported and confident in their day to day life.
Our services include assistance with daily living, personal care, transport, social activities, and household services among others. By choosing State Wide Community Services, participants can access a range of supports within their local community, which can help them maintain their independence and social connections.
Additionally, with a team of experienced, multi-cultural and multilingual support workers, State Wide Community Services has a strong understanding of the local community and can provide culturally appropriate services to participants from diverse backgrounds.
This may include providing support workers who speak the participant's language and who have a strong understanding of their cultural practices and beliefs, or helping participants who have limited English proficiency to communicate their needs and preferences effectively. This can lead to better outcomes for participants, as they can receive services that are tailored to their individual needs.
It's important to note that when choosing a disability support service provider, participants should consider their individual needs, goals, and preferences. It's also important to ensure that the chosen provider is registered with the NDIS and meets the relevant quality and safety standards.