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Community support worker

A Support Worker to Access Social and Community Activities One on One is like a friendly companion who provides individualised support to help people with disabilities engage in social and community activities. They foster social inclusion and enhance the overall well-being of individuals with disabilities. Think of them as your personal guide to the world of social and community activities. They are there to assist you in participating in various activities that you enjoy or want to explore.

Here is how an access to the community support worker can be used within the NDIS, and some examples;

  • Social Outings: Your support worker can accompany you to social gatherings, events, or outings with friends, ensuring you have someone there to help you navigate and enjoy the experience.
  • Community Classes: They can help you enrol in and attend community classes, such as art workshops, cooking classes, or fitness programs, allowing you to develop new skills and interests.
  • Support at Cultural Events: Whether it's a concert, festival, or museum visit, your support worker can ensure you have access and assistance to fully enjoy these experiences.
  • Sports and Recreation: They can assist you in participating in sports and recreational activities like swimming, cycling, or team sports, adapting activities to your needs if required.
  • Shopping and Errands: Your support worker can accompany you on shopping trips or help with errands like grocery shopping, ensuring you have the support you need.
  • Public Transport Assistance: They can help you navigate public transportation, making it easier to get to activities and events in the community.
  • Dining Out: Enjoying meals at restaurants or cafes becomes more accessible with a support worker who can assist with ordering, dietary needs, and social interaction.
  • Volunteering: If you're interested in giving back to the community through volunteering, your support worker can help you find suitable opportunities and provide support during your volunteer work.
  • Attending Support Groups: They can assist you in attending support groups or therapy sessions, ensuring you have access to important resources and emotional support.
  • Developing Social Skills: If you're working on improving social skills, your support worker can provide guidance and practice in real-life social situations.

In summary, a Support Worker to Access Social and Community Activities One on One is like a supportive friend who helps you lead a fulfilling and active life within your community. They open doors to social and recreational opportunities, allowing you to build connections, develop skills, and enjoy a richer, more inclusive life.

You're the best judge of whether this service fits your child's goals or not.