NDIS social and community participation

Feeling Left Out? Find Your Place Here

Do you feel like you’re always on the outside, watching life pass by? You’re not alone. Many of us long for a sense of belonging, a community where we’re understood and valued. It’s tough feeling disconnected, craving friendships that seem just out of reach.

Imagine finding a place where you fit in perfectly. A space where you’re welcomed with open arms, where your unique quirks are celebrated, and your need for connection is met with real understanding and acceptance. It’s time to bridge the gap between longing and belonging. The world is full of potential friends and experiences; take the step to meet them.

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From nervous to adventurous - gain the courage to try new things

Stepping out of your comfort zone can be scary. It’s normal to feel nervous when you’re on to something new, especially if you’re not sure you’ll have the support you need. 

But what if you had a friend by your side, cheering you on? Think about the fun you could have, discovering new hobbies and activities, knowing you’re not doing it alone. It’s about having the confidence to give it a go, with the comfort of knowing there’s support that gets you and your pace.

You deserve to explore and enjoy new experiences without fear holding you back. It’s your chance to grow and find new things you love, with the right help to make you feel brave and excited for what’s next.

Discover the kind of fun that fits you

Finding fun things to do should be easy. But, for many NDIS participants, it’s a real challenge. It’s disheartening when you want to join in but can’t find activities that fit your interests while also considering your unique needs. You might feel like you’re missing out on the joy and excitement that others take for granted.

It’s time to jump into activities that really get you, where you’re more than just a participant—you’re a valued member. Access social and community events made to fit your world, giving you the confidence to enjoy every moment fully.

Read all about our participants’ NDIS experience with elvesCARE

B. Robinson
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“We have 2 fabulous support staff from Elves Care and we are very happy with the caring professional support Lisa receives. Communication with management is always encouraged.”
T. Rose
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“Raj is a great worker, friend, and companion. She goes above and beyond to do anything to help. She is the sweetest and kindest person you know.”
C. Wynd
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“I have been very happy with elvesCARE, the standard and level of support from both support workers and admin are good.”
F. Ahmed
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“I have an excellent experience with elvesCARE providing care for my high-needs son. All the support workers are respectful, skilled to his needs, and very compassionate."
M. Stuart
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“Awesome NDIS provider. Very professional, honest, friendly, and compassionate support workers. They always go above and beyond the needs. Office keeps in touch and gets feedback and makes sure my needs are always met."

What’s covered in the NDIS social and community participation core support

Get access to health-focused community participation options in Melbourne, like wellness programs, health education, and various therapies. These are all about giving you what you need to feel better overall. Plus, they’re a great way to meet people and feel more connected in a welcoming space.

Community assist programs

Receive personalised support and guidance to access key services to enjoy being part of the lively Melbourne community. 

Wellness programs

Choose from a variety of health and wellness programs, including nutrition guidance, fitness education, meditation, and more.


Improve your mental and physical health through various therapeutic services, from art therapy and music therapy to physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Social engagement programs

Socialise and build new friendships in initiatives and fun events or take up a new hobby with people who share the same passion as you.

Overcome social anxiety, one friendship at a time

“Should I start the conversation? What if I say something wrong? Do they even want me here?” You’ve probably gone over these questions multiple times in your head whenever you meet new people. Making friends is fun, but not if social anxiety gets ahead of you. You start spiraling, overthinking about your disability and how others might find it easy to judge you. 

The goal is to connect you with people who get where you’re coming from. In a community where everyone’s on the same wavelength, making friends feels more natural. Here, there’s no pressure to rush. You can socialise at your own pace, feeling both accepted and supported every step of the way.

Find your social and support circle today

Step into a world where making friends and finding support feels natural and exciting.

Grow your confidence and connections with the right NDIS support

Join a hobby group, check out the library, or watch the latest movie. Take advantage of all the possibilities made for you through your NDIS funding, Plus, if you’re up for boosting your confidence and social skills, feel free to enroll to coaching and courses that come with your plan. So, go ahead and experience activities you love and maybe find some new ones along the way.

Connect with a carer

Tell us what you need and one of our elves will reach out to help you.

Get answers to your frequently asked questions about NDIS social and community participation program

What exactly is NDIS Social and Community Participation, and how can it benefit me in Melbourne?

NDIS Social and Community Participation in Melbourne is all about connecting individuals with disabilities to their local communities, offering opportunities for social engagement, recreational activities, and skill-building. It’s designed to help you feel included, valued, and empowered to participate in community life. By joining in, you can combat feelings of isolation and loneliness, discover new interests, and build meaningful relationships with others who understand and support you.

Eligibility for NDIS Social and Community Participation services in Melbourne is based on your individual circumstances and needs. If you’re unsure whether you qualify, don’t hesitate to reach out to the NDIS team in Melbourne. They’re there to listen, understand your situation, and provide guidance on accessing the support you need to feel included and valued in your community.

In Melbourne, NDIS offers a wide range of community activities tailored to your interests and abilities. Whether you’re into sports, arts and crafts, cooking, or gardening, there’s something for everyone. You could join a local sports team, attend art classes, volunteer at community events, or join a social group. The key is to find activities that you enjoy and that make you feel good. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t hesitate to ask your NDIS support coordinator for recommendations or assistance in finding activities that suit you.

Accessing NDIS Social and Community Participation services in Melbourne is easier than you might think. The first step is to contact the NDIS team and discuss your needs and goals. They’ll help you understand the support options available to you and guide you through the process of accessing services. From there, you can work with your support coordinator to create a plan that meets your needs and helps you achieve your goals. 

Feeling left out or isolated is tough, but NDIS Social and Community Participation in Melbourne can help you connect with others and feel more included in your community. By joining community activities and events, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people, make friends, and build meaningful relationships. It’s all about finding your tribe – people who understand and support you, and who you can share experiences and interests with. 

Figuring out which community activities to join can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Start by thinking about what you enjoy doing and what you’re good at. Are you into sports, arts and crafts, music, or something else? Once you have an idea of what you’re interested in, reach out to your NDIS support coordinator for help. They can provide you with information about local activities and events that match your interests and abilities, and even connect you with other people who share your interests. Remember, it’s okay to try new things and step out of your comfort zone – you might discover a new passion or make some great friends along the way.

Start by being clear and specific about what you need and how you like to be supported. Don’t be afraid to speak up if something isn’t working for you – communication is key. You can also provide helpers with training or guidance on how to support you effectively. If you’re unsure where to start, your NDIS support coordinator can help you develop a plan for communicating your needs to helpers and ensuring that you receive the support you need to fully participate in community activities.

Cost should never be a barrier to participating in community activities. Look for activities that are subsidised or supported by organisations such as NDIS, local councils, or community groups. You can also explore options for financial assistance or funding through NDIS to help cover the cost of participation. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your NDIS support coordinator for advice and assistance in accessing affordable community activities that suit your budget and interests.

Feeling ignored or laughed at during community activities can be hurtful, but it’s important to remember that you deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. If you experience any form of discrimination or bullying, don’t hesitate to speak up and assert your rights. You can also reach out to your NDIS support coordinator or a trusted friend or family member for support and guidance. Together, you can explore options for addressing the situation and ensuring that you feel safe and supported in your community.

Making the most of your NDIS Social and Community Participation experience in Melbourne is all about being proactive, open-minded, and willing to try new things. Start by setting clear goals for what you want to achieve – whether it’s making new friends, learning new skills, or getting involved in community events. Then, take advantage of the support and resources available to you through NDIS and your support coordinator. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, seek guidance, and advocate for your needs.