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Innovative Community Participation | 09_008_0116_6_3

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NDIS support item 09_008_0116_6_3 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.

Where a support item does not have a price limit then the provider and participant should agree on the reasonable price for the support. If necessary, they should also agree on the billing schedule for the support. For example, they might agree that a support should be claimed weekly. These claims are subject to the general claiming rules, including that, in general, supports can only be claimed for after they have been delivered.

Service Details:

This NDIS support item facilitates access to innovative and non-traditional community offerings that promote inclusion. Tailored to individual preferences and goals, it encompasses activities ranging from cultural events to technology-driven experiences. The services extend beyond standard community participation, providing access to unique opportunities designed to enrich the participant’s social network and skillset, thereby offering a more diverse array of engagement options.

Participant Outcomes:

Participants benefit from increased community and cultural involvement, leading to enriched personal identity and broader societal contribution. Enhanced skill development and improved social interactions drive greater confidence, fostering independence. This targeted engagement also aids in breaking down barriers to social inclusion, offering pathways to community roles and personal growth opportunities.

Impact Statement:

Innovative Community Participation underpins transformative life experiences, empowering participants with choice and control in their social ecosystems.

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Innovative Community Participation | 09_008_0116_6_3