Social and Recreation Activities

Social and Recreation Activities

Life is more than just surviving. Having fun—whether that’s playing your favourite sport, enjoying a new hobby, seeing a good movie or spending time with friends—is important for your overall wellbeing and happiness. It’s part of everyday life.

If you live with a disability, you may face significant barriers to taking part in social and recreation activities. To help you overcome those barriers, the NDIS provides support that makes it possible for you to do the things you love.

NDIS Social and Recreation activities with Home Caring

Home Caring provides support for social and recreation activities, so you can get the most out of life. If you need help with accessing certain activities, here is what our service could look like for you:

  • Playing your favourite sport, like basketball, tennis or soccer
  • Taking part in physical activities like swimming, sailing or rock climbing
  • Enjoying creative activities, such as art classes, music lessons or drama workshops
  • Getting support to visit your friends and family members, including transport
  • Joining a social group in your community centre where you can make social connections
  • Special excursions to places like art galleries, parks, museums or the movies
  • Learning a new hobby, such as taking part in a dance class
  • Taking part on relaxation classes, such as meditation or yoga
  • Unique experiences, such as spending time with animals or a holiday camp
  • Help to access community events, community clubs, cultural and recreational activities
  • Specialised equipment to help you take part in recreational activities
  • Helping you build your skills with group-based support, so you can take part in recreational activities you enjoy
  • A support worker to help you take part in the things you love

All of our supports are tailored to each person’s personality and interests, so you can do the things that really interest you. To enquire about our social and recreation activities and supports, please get in touch. We’d love to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can Social and Recreation support benefit me?
How is Social and Recreation support funded by the NDIS?
How can you get social and recreation support included in your NDIS plan?
Can children get social and recreation support under the NDIS?

How can Social and Recreation support benefit me?

Taking part in leisure activities is an important part of living a happy, fulfilling life. If you have a disability, getting additional assistance to help you take part in these activities can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Better physical health – staying active by playing sport or enjoying physical activities is great for your overall health, and can prevent diseases down the track.
  • Improved mental wellbeing – research shows that taking part in social activities and exercise is beneficial for your mental health and overall wellbeing.
  • Learn new skills – enjoy the satisfaction of learning a new hobby or special skill that you didn’t know how to do before.
  • Social engagement – social & community organisations are a great way to meet people, improve your social skills, and make new friends for life.
  • Boost your confidence – rather than being excluded, get the support you need to take part in activities, so you can increase your confidence and build your personal development.
  • Express yourself – by doing the things you love and following your passions and interests, you’ll be the best version of yourself that you can be.
  • Be part of the community – get the support you need to join in activities and be an active part of your local community.

How is Social and Recreation support funded by the NDIS?

If you have Core and Capacity Building supports in your NDIS plan, the NDIA may be able to fund social and recreation support services under the Assistance with Social and Community Participation (Core) or Increased Community Social and Community Participation (Capacity Building).

These two NDIS categories work slightly differently. The Assistance with Social and Community Participation category under your Core budget is for ongoing support to help you participate in community and social activities. The Increased Social and Community Participation budget category, under Capacity Building, has a skill-building component. This helps you increase your independence so you can participate in activities in the long-term.

This could include special equipment to help you take part in recreation activities, a support worker to help you participate in your favourite sport, opportunities to build your skills at a certain hobby, travel assistance to a weekly activity, classes and vacation activities that build your capacity, or funding to attend a camp that builds your relationship skills.

To help you reach your goals and take part in activities you enjoy, you can use your NDIS supports flexibly. For advice on how to do this – or if you’re not sure if you have funding for Social, Economic and Community Participation – talk to your support coordinator or Local Area Coordinator.

How can you get social and recreation support included in your NDIS plan?

To assess whether social and recreation support should be included in your plan, the NDIA looks at what barriers you face to taking part in certain activities (for example, they may look at a report from a psychologist or health professional), and whether you have NDIS plan goals related to participating in community activities (for example, a goal of making new friends).

If having supports is deemed reasonable and necessary to reach those goals and overcome challenges you may face, your LAC or planner may approve you having Social and Community Participation included in your NDIS plan. They will also help you set goals towards taking part in activities you enjoy, to work out what supports you need.

Can children get social and recreation support under the NDIS?

Yes – under the NDIS, children, teenagers and young people with disabilities can’ t support to improve their ability to access community, social and recreation activities. This could mean having a support worker support them with an activity, group-based classes such as coding or dance classes, visiting the local library, joining a community sports team, or help to participate in social activities.

Want to get started, or need more information about our NDIS services? Get in touch to speak to our friendly staff. We’re happy to help and chat to you about your specific needs.

Home Caring provides NDIS social and recreation support all around Australia, including regional areas and major cities in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. We provide flexible, personalised care for people living with disability, so everyone can enjoy quality of life. On top of social and recreation support, our NDIS disability care services include personal care, domestic assistance, help with daily activities, behaviour support, economic participation, capacity building, life skills, disability accommodation, community engagement, employment and education support, and more.

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