PHASE understand the importance of community participation and are committed to bringing a greater sense of wellbeing, independence, and inclusion to our Participants.
Social and recreation supports are key to the NDIS achieving its objective to support people with a disability to achieve independence, social and economic participation.
Social and recreation activities are part of everyday life. These are activities everybody does for fun and can help with your health and wellbeing. They can also help you to meet new people and improve your skills. When we talk about support for social and recreation activity funded under the NDIS, we mean the extra help you need to take part in these activities because of your disability.
Social and recreation activities can include things like:
- visiting your friends and family
- active hobbies, such as bike riding, skiing or kayaking
- playing sport, such as tennis, surfing or basketball
- going out, for instance to the movies or a concert
- going places for fun, such as shopping or visiting a museum
- relaxing, like meditation or yoga
- learning new skills, like dance, art classes or quilting.
You will need to pay for the costs of the activity that everyone would pay for such as membership or entrance costs. The NDIS may then be able to fund the support you need to take part in the activity because of your disability.
You may need short term support to help you get started with your social and recreation activity. This short term support may build your skills so you can participate independently. Or, it could connect you with someone else who can regularly help you to participate. You might also need ongoing support to participate in social and recreation activities. If you need ongoing support the NDIS may fund this as well.
Our Community Participation services centre around you, your goals and interests. Whether it’s learning a new skill or being accompanied to the shops, we will work with you to develop your plan and ensure it is full of activities of your choosing.
If you are looking to engage in social and recreational activities, PHASE provides customised Support that builds on your capacity to participate in the community independently.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.