What Are Social And Community Participation Services (CP)?
Social And Community Participation On The Sunshine Coast
Social and Community Participation Services are NDIS funded services designed to support people with a disability who want to take an active role in their community.
In other words, they want to get out and about, try new things, go to new or familiar places and meet new people.
The list of community activities can include everything from going to the beach, having coffee at their local cafe, participating in a class (art, writing, music etc) or simply just taking in the sights and sounds in their local area.
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SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FAQ’S
What Is Social and Community Participation (CP)?
Social and Community Participation, sometimes referred to as CP, is the process of engaging in group or individual activities that enables a particpant 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.
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 you 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 are 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 particpant 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