Importance of Social and Community Participation for People with Disabilities
The support and services funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) focus on the overall well-being of people with disabilities. That includes facilitating social and community activities that help people with disabilities to build their skills and make them feel included in their communities. Participating in social and community activities involves getting to know individuals who share your interests. It also entails engaging in activities you find enjoyable but at the same time doing those activities alongside others. Assistance with Social and Community Participation is the support funded by the NDIS that helps the participants to achieve their community participation goals. It is funded under the Core Supports budget in your NDIS plan.
Social and community participation is important as it provides great opportunities for NDIS participants to develop strong social relationships. Being able to connect with their peers will nurture a sense of belonging in the participants which will give them the confidence to achieve their goals. Building and maintaining social relationships can be of help if the participant is looking for job opportunities as well. Community participation is also about getting to know yourself and finding the activities that you enjoy the most. For some participants, that may include playing sports or learning new skills and for some others it could simply mean spending time with friends and family.
Aastha Community Services helps you to become an active member of your community by providing the additional assistance or support that you require due to your disability in order to participate in various activities of your choice. Our support workers will accompany you to social and recreational events and ensure that your disability is not holding you back from participating in activities that you enjoy. Contact us today to know