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Capacity Building Supports = “Skill Building”

Areas in which a Support Worker may aid in Skill Building:
  • Assistance with Accommodation and Tenancy Obligations

    • This support item is to guide, prompt, or undertake activities to ensure the participant obtains or retains appropriate accommodation 

  • Increased Social and Community Participation 

    • Coordinating or Managing Life Stages, Transitions and Supports

      • includes mentoring, peer-support and individual skill development, is designed to establish volunteer assistance within the participant’s home or community to develop skills. For instance, assistance in attending appointments, shopping, bill paying, taking part in social activities and maintaining contact with others. 

    • Development of Daily Living and Life Skills 

      • skills development and training including public transport training and support, developing skills for community, social and recreational participation 

    • Innovative Community Participation 

      • 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 

    • Community Participation Activities

      • enable providers to claim reimbursement for the costs of tuition fees, art classes, sports coaching and similar activities that build a participant’s skills and independence. This could include camps, classes, and vacation activities that have capacity building components. The support includes assistance to establish volunteer arrangements in the community, mentoring, peer support, and individual skill development. 

        • Universal recreational activities: A limited number of lessons to enable a participant to try out an activity and test their capability and interest in further pursuing this activity – such as horse riding, art, dance or singing classes. 

        • Attendance at a “camp” or group that builds a participant’s relationship skills and offer a range of activities and opportunities to explore wider interests. 

        • Other items or adjustments such as customised tools required because of the participant’s disability. 

  • Finding and Keeping a Job 

    • Normally the role of a Disability Employment Service, but if authorised by the NDIS maybe a support worker and / or a mentor.


  • Improved Daily Living

    • Therapy Supports (over 7 years) 

      • Community Engagement Assistance

        • Provision to a participant of a support to empower participants and improve interactions between participants and their social networks.

        • Provision of support to a participant to assist them to engage effectively in the community through a group approach to help achieve goals, gain insight into their lives, and make informed decisions.

      • Other Supports 

        • Assistance With Decision Making, Daily Planning and Budgeting

          • Provision of time limited support to assist a person to develop and maintain daily budget, including assisting in planning purchases.

        • Skill Development And Training to increase independence, including Public Transport Training

          • Individual training provided in the home for general life skills to increase independence.