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Innovative Community Participation

Benefits of our innovative community participation programs

Develop skills that help you actively participate in the communities. Our program involves a highly qualified Support Worker or Coordinator who assist you in broadening your prospects for community participation and employment through side-by-side practice.

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What is innovative community participation?

Innovative community participation is like typical community participation, however, this is specific to those who would like to be involved in support offered by Salt. Salt provides
supports to the community that you can also be involved in and use your NDIS funding to attend, however, some of Salt’s supports don’t require funding as well. You can be involved in the community, make connections, socialize and receive support through our programs, activities, and events. 

Why is innovative community participation important?

Participating in the community improves well-being as you are able to feel connected to people and the community. Improved well-being also affects different aspects of life including education, employment, health, and satisfaction, and your well-being is our priority. The community also benefits from your involvement as it means that Salt can continue to run our community participation programs and help more people like you.

What are some examples of how innovative community participation can help you?  

  • Meet your basic needs through our food relief programs to increase your capacity
  • Learn new skills or build on your existing skills to give you more independence in your life
  • Socialize and make connections, create a network of friends and 
  • Network and find out about new opportunities and supports that you can be involved in
  • Increase your independence and ability to live on your own and look after yourself 

What does innovative community participation look like?

Salt offers the following support:

  • Cooking classes where you can learn new skills, techniques, and recipes. You can access this community participation program through your NDIS funding
  • Food relief community dinners and food distribution that are free to attend and are for those who don’t have food on the table 

How can I access this support?

If you have Capacity Building funding for “Increased Social and Community Participation” in your NDIS plan then you can access this support from us. Funding in your plan is flexible and is used to meet your needs, if you would like this support then let you Support Coordinator and Support Worker know.