Core Supports - Assistance with Social & Community Participation
This is the second installment in our NDIS Funding Categories series where we discuss what plan categories are available and what they can be used for.
The first 4 blogs in the series will cover our Core Supports.
If you haven't already, we highly recommend you read part 1 in this series Core Supports - Assistance with Daily Activities, for information about Core Supports and how they're flexibly used.
Part 2 - Assistance with Social & Community Participation
This support category relates to assisting with or supervising a participant to engage in the community, social, recreational or economic activities. These supports can be provided in a range of environments, such as in the community or in a centre.
Examples of supports that can be funded under this category are:
Support work assisting participants to access community social & recreational activities
Support work assisting participants to access group activities in a centre
Support work assisting participants to access group activities in the community
Supports in employment including on the job assessments related to the impact of a person's disability or their ability to work, job customisation, on-the-job training and intermittent support with daily work tasks, direct supervision and/or group-based support to enable meaningful participation at work, physical assistance and personal care delivered in the workplace, supports to manage disability-related behaviour or complex needs at work; and non-face-to-face activities that are directly related to supporting a participant's employment
It's important to note that while the above are the most common claims that are made from this funding category, not all participants will require all of the above, it's up to the participant along with their team to determine what supports are reasonable & necessary and what fits within their budget.
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