Capacity Building - Increased Social & Community Participation

Capacity Building - Increased Social and Community Participation

Assistance in Coordinating or Managing Life Stages, Transitions and Supports

This support item, which includes mentoring, peer-support and individual skill development, is designed to establish volunteer assistance within the participant’s home or community to develop skills. For instance, assistance in attending appointments, shopping, bill paying, taking part in social activities and maintaining contact with others.

Development of Daily Living and Life Skills 

This support item provides individual life skills development and training including public transport training and support, developing skills for community, social and recreational participation. It also provides training for participants in groups to increase their independence in daily personal activities.

Community Participation Activities

This support item is designed to enable providers to claim reimbursement for the costs of tuition fees, art classes, sports coaching and similar activities that build a participant’s skills and independence. This could include camps, classes, and vacation activities that have capacity building components. The support includes assistance to establish volunteer arrangements in the community, mentoring, peer support, and individual skill development. All supports claimed under this support item need to be reasonable and necessary given the participant’s plan goals. Supports that could be claimed include: Universal recreational activities: A limited number of lessons to enable a participant to try out an activity and test their capability and interest in further pursuing this activity - such as horse riding, art, dance or singing classes.
Attendance at a “camp” or group that builds a participant’s relationship skills and offer a range of activities and opportunities to explore wider interests.
Other items or adjustments such as customised tools required because of the participant’s disability.

Innovative Community Participation

This support item is designed to enable providers to offer new and innovative services to participant and is for mainstream providers who want to enable participants to access mainstream activities. Any standards applicable to the industry in which the provider operates would need to be met. All supports claimed under this support item need to be reasonable and necessary given the participant’s plan goals. Innovative Community Participation services include the following:
- Workshops on finding suitable employment
- Mentoring to overcome challenges and continue your job 
- Assistance and support for setting up your own small business 
- Classes to learn new skills or improve existing ones 
- Participation in free community events
 

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