Participation in community, social and civic activities

Participation in your community plays a vital role in your wellbeing and self confidence. atWork Australia supports NDIS participants to access community activities including social gatherings, sporting clubs, and special interest groups.

Who are the services for?

With a focus on improving wellbeing, these services are designed for NDIS participants who have funding in their plan for Assistance with Social and Community Participation.

What are the services?

Our client-centric model ensures that each participant is supported at an individual level to truly understand their needs. atWork Australia’s services assist NDIS clients to access their community and facilitate social inclusion by:

  • Connecting to community organisations, charities, sporting clubs or other groups
  • Developing confidence and building independence
  • Building skills and forming connections with peers through attendance at community workshops/events
  • Undertaking volunteer placements and work experience
  • Establishing routine in daily life

Frequently asked questions

The Productivity Commission reported that community participation can:

  • Lead to improved wellbeing outcomes for people with disability and their carers (in relation to health, employment, education, income and life satisfaction outcomes)
  • Lessen longer-term care and support costs for people with disability and it may prevent people who have modest disability care and support needs from needing more costly levels of care and support

The primary goal of community participation in NDIS plans is to improve wellbeing, build skills and increase independence for people living with disability.

atWork Australia works one-on-one with each NDIS participant to assess interests and skills, and then supports our NDIS clients to connect to community activities such as sporting clubs, charities, community organisations, workshops, work experience and more. We support each client along the way to develop confidence, facilitate social inclusion, establish routine and build independence.

Examples of activities that you may be able to access under the Assistance with Social and Community Participation support in your NDIS plan can include sporting activities, classes of interest (art or cooking classes for example), camps, holidays, membership fees or even volunteering for local charities or community groups.