What Are Social And Community Participation Services? (CP).

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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.

Call us today to see how we may be able to support you.

Sapphire Support’s CP Options

Sapphire Support is a recognised Social and Community Participation Provider (CP provider) on the Sunshine Coast and our CP activities are all about the individual.


What do YOU want to do?

Do you want to go shopping, spend some time at the beach, visit an art gallery, do some artwork yourself, take a class on something or even simply take a trip to your local cafe to indulge in your favourite coffee?

That’s what Sapphire Support does best. We are specialists in individualised social and community participation activities. All you need to do is let us know what you want.

Although you may have a Carer Business Discount Card which allows your support workers to join in some activities, the NDIS Pricing does not cover costs of any additional services or expenses for both yourself and any support staff , so you need to talk to one of our experienced staff members to ensure we are working within your plan allowance.

Cal us on 1300 881 884 today to organise your CP activities

NDIS Support Categories For Community Participation

Social and Community Participation services in your NDIS Plan are funded under one of two categories:

1: Core – which covers assistance with Social & Community Participation and

2: Capacity Building – which refers to increased Social & Community Participation

Note: Billing is conducted in line with the NDIS Price Guide. Pricing generally increases annually.

Call us on 1300 881 884 to discuss how best to structure your funding support categories or click the Application Form button below.

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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

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