Sapphire Support provides NDIS assistance with Social and Community Participation that is designed to help people living with disabilities in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie take part in their community.

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Making Community Engagement Accessible

Social interaction, peer support and community engagement are essential parts of everyday life. However, people living with disabilities often have trouble getting out, socialising and participating in the activities they enjoy.

At Sapphire Support, we provide NDIS-funded Social and Community Participation services that support NDIS participants living with disabilities to gain independence, make friends, participate in group activities, learn valuable life skills, and take an active role in their community.

From going to the beach to participating in classes, we offer a range of options tailored to your interests and abilities. Contact us today to learn more about we support NDIS participants take part in recreational activities and community events in Sunshine Coast, Gympie and surrounding areas.

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What Is NDIS Social And Community Participation (CP)?

Be A Part Of The Community

Increased Social and Community Participation services are an NDIS-funded package of disability support services designed to assist people with disabilities who want to lead fulfilling lives and take an active role in their community.

This means participants can use their Assistance with Social and Community Participation funding to improve their ability to participate in recreational, social and community activities in a safe environment. The list of community activities can include:

  • Vacation activities such as going to the beach
  • Having coffee at their local cafe
  • Community activities with a skill-building component
  • Attend community classes (art, writing, music etc)
  • Participating in a holiday camp or sporting club
  • Simply just taking in the sights and sounds in their local area

Leading the way in creating opportunities for people living with disabilities, Sapphire Support can assist participants in meeting their goals and dreams through their NDIS Plan.

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Need Assistance With Social and Community Participation?

Our Sunshine Coast Community Participation Services

As a recognised Social and Community Participation Provider (CP provider) in Sunshine Coast and Gympie, Sapphire Support is committed to empowering people with disabilities to live the life they choose!

Sapphire Support can help participants access a range of inspiring community events and social and recreational activities that will suit a participant’s interests and abilities.

We work closely with participants, their carers and family members to understand what is important to them so that we can create a tailored plan based on their needs and individual skill development goals.

If you would like to know more about our Social and Community Participation services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!

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The Benefits Of NDIS Social And Community Participation

Participate, Get social & Make Memories!

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Improved Sense Of Well Being

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Independence & Confidence

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New Memories & Experiences

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Learn New Skills & Abilities

Categories For Community Participation Support

NDIS Community Participation Funding

Social and community participation is a disability support service that is funded under one of two categories, Core Supports and Capacity Building Supports. However, Navigating the complexities of your NDIS funding can be daunting. At Sapphire Support, we have helped hundreds of participants with disabilities to understand their NDIS Plan and the ways in which they can make the most out of their funded support category.

NDIS Core Supports Assistance

This funded community participation support category covers assistance with Social and Community Participation and can be used for a support worker to help you participate in social and community activities.

NDIS Capacity Building Supports

This refers to increased assistance with Social and Community Participation and can be used for the development and training to build independence and help you access the community. 

Although you may have a Carer Business Discount Card which allows your support workers to join in some activities, it is important to note that NDIS Funding and Pricing does not cover the costs of any additional services or expenses for both yourself and any support staff.

If you are unsure about what you can do with your NDIS funding, be sure to schedule a call. One of our passionate staff members is happy to can help you understand what is available within your community participation support category and ensure you are within your plan allowance.

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Dare To Live Life Your Way

Want to go shopping, spend some time at the beach, visit an art gallery, do some artwork, take a class or take a trip to the local cafe but need ongoing support? That’s what Sapphire Support does best. Just look at our clients below!

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Want To Learn More?

What Is Social and Community Participation (CP)?

Social and Community Participation sometimes referred to as CP, is the process of engaging in a group or individual activities that enables a participant to get out into the community.

CP can encompass things such as going to a cafe, spending time at the beach, going to the movies or other activities that would enhance their daily living or help build skills and independence.

Is Social and Community Participation Funded Under The NDIS?

Yes. The NDIS refers to CP as a Support Category 9 – Capacity Building Support and may fund it in your NDIS plan. Funding can either be applied to the costs of getting to and from a social event, including the cost of a support worker to assist you, as well as costs for the activities themselves, such as tuition fees, art classes, sports coaching and similar activities that build skills and independence.

However, not all costs are covered in your NDIS plan (for example, ticket prices to enter a venue). Call us on 1300 881 884 or click here to learn more about NDIS supports.

What Are Some Examples Of Social and Community Participation?

Activities that may be funded for social and community participation can be broadly categorised to include, art and craft classes, sporting and recreational activities, camping and vacation activities, skill-building programs, social outings (beach, library, cafe, shopping etc), volunteering and even connecting with other people in your favourite fan club.

The underlying criteria from the NDIS is that the activity must be “reasonable and necessary” to be included in your plan. Call us on 1300 881 884 to find out more.

Is Sapphire Support an Approved NDIS CP Provider?

Yes. Sapphire Support is registered as a Social and Community Participation (CP) Provider with NDIS (#4050043190). Call us on 1300 881 884 for more information.

What's Not Covered By The NDIS In Social and Community Participation?

An activity must be deemed “reasonable and necessary” to be covered by the NDIS.

Activities and associated actions that are not covered include things like: food costs while attending an event, ticket prices and entry fees to venues or activities (for both the participant and the support worker) and costs of sporting equipment (except if specialist gear is needed).

In general, costs are related back to your disability and the goals in your NDIS Plan. If it’s not deemed “reasonable and necessary” then it can not be funded

Find out more Today

Let Sapphire Support help you be part of your local community. Learn more about our NDIS Social and Community Participation services today!

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