Group and centre-based activities

Group and centre-based activities

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding for group and centre-based activities as a way to support individuals with disabilities to participate in community activities and develop new skills.

Group-based activities refer to activities that are provided in a group setting, such as classes, workshops or social groups. These activities can be focused on a range of areas such as social skills development, communication skills, recreation and leisure, or learning new skills. Group activities can also provide opportunities for individuals to make new friends, develop social networks and build relationships with peers who share similar interests.

Centre-based activities are activities that are provided in a specific location, such as a community center or a specialized facility. These activities can include day programs, vocational training, or rehabilitation services. Centre-based activities are typically more structured and may provide a range of activities and programs, such as cooking, art, music, or fitness classes. These activities are often tailored to the needs and interests of the individual, with the aim of developing their skills, confidence, and independence.

NDIS funding can be used to support individuals to access group and centre-based activities. The funding may cover the cost of program fees, transport, and any necessary equipment or modifications to support the individual’s participation. It is important to note that the type and amount of funding available will depend on the individual’s goals and needs, as well as the type and intensity of support required.

Develop new skills

Group and centre-based activities can be an important way for individuals with disabilities to develop new skills, build relationships and participate in their community. These activities can be an effective way to support an individual’s social and emotional well-being, build their confidence and enhance their quality of life.