Community Participation Support Program - Maple Community Services

NDIS Community Participation

Core Supports

“Together – one of the most inspiring words in the English language. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

– Edward Everett Hale

Community Participation Support

The American author Edward Everett Hale once noted, “Together — one of the most inspiring words in the English language. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

We need the sustenance of human interaction to remind us of our humanity and connect with others. People living with disabilities are often acutely aware of their differences from others, making the need to connect with others through community participation even greater.

Whether you or your loved one experiences a disability, Maple Community Participation Services can help with funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to ensure you live your life to the fullest.

How Can Community Participation Services Help Someone With a Disability?

If you or your loved one are living with a disability, participation in the community can be challenging in many ways, depending on the type and extent of your disability. Getting out, meeting, and interacting with other community members can have significant impacts on your physical and mental health. Community Participation is not just socialising and mingling, it can also just mean sharing spaces with other people, whether in a park, a cafe, or a movie theatre.

Are you or a loved one eligible for NDIS funding?

What Community Participation Services Can Maple Provide?

Maple Community Services can assist you or your loved one in accessing and participating in the greater community. We guide, support, mentor, and motivate you to succeed and reach set goals for social interaction and recreation.

No matter your interests, there is a community out there waiting for you. If you want to visit the beach, dine in a restaurant, play chess in the park, or just take in the latest blockbuster film, Maple can help you achieve your goals for a full and participatory life.

Why Choose Maple for Community Participation Services?

At Maple, we are full service support providers set on helping you achieve your goals. That means we don’t rest on our laurels in developing a Community Participation Plan to get you out and about, but we work tirelessly to enable you to enjoy your favourite activities in the community.

  • We have experience and empathy and will do all we can to improve your quality of life.
  • We build relationships with our clients and provide a personalised, caring service.
  • We will match you with someone who can get to know you and your goals, and who will work with you every single time to ensure you reach them.
  • We will take into consideration your personal needs when coming up with a community participation plan, making sure you have the support you need to fully participate in all you do.
  • We are trustworthy, timely, and communicative.
  • We understand the importance of community participation, and how being a member of a community can significantly impact your physical and mental health
  • We are renowned for our extremely fast turnaround and approval times for Referrals.

Do I Qualify For Community Participation Services Under the NDIS?

There are many factors that the NDIS considers before deciding on your available funding. The support service needs to be reasonable and necessary to help you achieve your goals, purpose, and aspirations.

Community Participation is covered under the NDIS’ funding for Assistance with social and community participation. The specifics of your NDIS Plan will determine how you can use the available funds, whether they’re considered Core Supports, Capacity Building, or Capital Funding. If you’re not sure if your needs fall under this category, we can help you clarify with the NDIA exactly what is and isn’t covered under your personalised plan.

What Community Participation Services are Available Under NDIS?

Under Assistance with Social and Community Participation, a support worker may be funded by the NDIS to support you to:

  • Attend personal development courses
  • Join a social group
  • Take an outing or a holiday
  • Go on a holiday camp
  • Visit your local library
  • See a movie or a concert
  • Go to community events, and/or
  • Join a sporting club

What Benefits Come From Community Participation?

People living with disabilities can feel very alone at times and even small acts of community participation can boost a person’s confidence. Not only for those living with a disability, but also for family members, caretakers, and other community members as well.

When people exist in a vacuum, they are unable to partake in the joys and triumphs of a life well lived. It is only by sharing our lives with others that we can reap the full rewards of our existence, and, in doing so, spread them to the wider world.

How Does Community Participation Affect Your Personality?

Socialising and mingling may not be for everyone, but depending on a person’s type of disability and age, Community Participation can improve and teach behaviours, attitudes, independence and even shape personalities. By finding ways to participate in society, people experience less anxieties, improved mental health, and ultimately are able to live more fulfilling lives.

Don’t let living with a disability hold you back, no matter the daily challenges you face. Everyone has something to give and something to get from being a part of a larger community. Finding new ways to express yourself or learning new skills can enhance Australia’s social capital, improve the community’s diversity, and break down stereotypes and stigmas.

How Do I Access Maple Community Participation Services?

If you want the help of Maple’s Community Participation support services, get in touch with us online, by phone, or in person! We can meet with you, help assess your needs and what’s covered and available to you under the NDIS, and then partner you with the right people. Together, we’ll create a plan that works for you to get you out and about when and where you want to participate in the community to achieve your goals.

Can You Use NDIS for Community Participation?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds reasonable and necessary supports that are connected to the disability you are living with and each participant's NDIS Plan is different. The NDIS can provide you with funding to avail of Maple’s Community Participation services if this is something you are unable to do yourself and if this is something that will help you to live a happier, healthier, and more independent life.

How much funding can you get from NDIS?

Why choose Maple for Core Supports?

We build relationships​

To us, you are not just a number, or an account, or even just an individual; you are an integral part of our community. Our priority is getting to know you as a person, building a supportive team around your needs, and helping you achieve what you set out to.

We are experts

Our Team is comprised of highly experienced Support Workers and Management Staff; all from varying walks of life. We work hard to match you up with the best Support Workers around; those that can speak your language, have the same interests, and have experience working with like-minded people.

We are committed

Whether it’s 9pm on a Wednesday or 11am on a Sunday; our team is always active, committed to ensuring you have the supports you need in place when you need them. We are committed to providing the best Customer Service in the industry, and that’s why people choose us!

Contact our team to find out how we can help you

The Maple Commitment

Here at Maple, we are committed to achieving your goals! Providing Support is the backbone of our purpose, we listen and act in realtime, and we empower our community through equal opportunities. It is our focus on building relationships with each and every one of our individuals, that sets us apart from the rest.

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