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Activities to Improve Social Skills in NDIS Participants

Activities to Improve Social Skills in NDIS Participants

As a registered NDIS provider, Flair & Fine Care takes pride in having a team of skilled support workers who are well-equipped to assist the NDIS participants with developing daily living and social skills among the NDIS participants we work with. As a fundamental aim of NDIS, the development of daily life skills and social skills is vital. It encompasses a range of skills that enables individuals to navigate their social life with confidence. Our support team focuses on the transformative experience of the participants by building up the skills according to their individual needs and capabilities.

Flair & Fine Care’s dedicated team offers their support to the participants to join the Social and Community activities of their individual interests. They plan outings and activities according to the participant’s personal choices and interests to promote social interaction and inclusion. Some of the activities they plan are as follows:

Going to the Library, Museum, Art gallery, or Expos:

For mental stimulation and social interaction, our team members take the participants to the libraries. They assist the participants to find out the books, magazines, or software of their interests, to identify their areas of interest, and to navigate them throughout. Visiting a Museum and Art Gallery, along with the exploration of historical buildings is another great way to introduce the participants to the content of their individual interest. They also update the participants on the upcoming expos of their interest, plan the visit, assist the participants in registration, provide necessary details of accessibility and facilities at the venue, and accompany them to the event.

Organising Physical and Mental Relaxation Activities:

For the mental and physical health of the participants, it is important to get involved in activities to improve their health. Regular walks, gym, hydrotherapy, and equine therapy are some of the activities most of our NDIS participant do frequently with the assistance of their support workers. Other than that, yoga classes, meditation sessions, and spa days are organised according to the participant’s personal preferences so they can manage stress in a better way.

Joining Local Clubs and Hobby Groups:

Our support team members help the participants to identify their preferred activity and accordingly, they assist the participants to join the local clubs and hobby groups. Knitting clubs, fishing groups, men’s sheds, and arts and crafts groups are some of the activities our participants are already involved in.

Going out to Movies or Concerts:

Along with the entertainment, such activities offer great opportunities to interact with different people in a social setting. According to the participant’s personal preferences, our support team plans the visits to the cinema or the concerts to get the participants engaged in the community.

Playing Sports:

Sports improve physical health, the concept of teamwork, and cooperation with other members. The participants are encouraged to take part in the sports, either by playing it or if their health conditions won’t allow them to, then watching the sports on the ground can be motivational for them.

Camping:

Camping is another way to experience the joy and freedom of outdoor activities. It increases physical activity with fresh air and lots of vitamin D. While taking care of their mental and physical health, the participants enjoy unwinding and connection with nature. It also gives the participants increased confidence and enjoy the socialisation with a different group at camping sites. Our support workers plan the camping trip, help the participants pack, take them to the camping site, and accompany them throughout. Some of the camping sites are accessible and provide the facilities for PWDs. As an example, YMCA Victoria in partnership with Parks Victoria has an inclusive program Access All Terrain.

Arts and Crafts Workshops:

The arts and crafts workshops provide a great platform for creative expression to the participants. Such workshops not only brush up their skills but also provide the chance to socialize with others who share similar interests.

Cooking Classes:

Attending cooking classes not only increases the life skills of independent living but also improves the learning experience for the participants to learn new recipes according to their dietary needs. Our support team not only helps the participants to cook for increased independence, but they also encourages them to eat healthy meals. They plan and register the participants for different cooking classes for a fun-filled experience.

These are just a few examples of how the support workers can help the participants to get engaged in community activities. However, it is important to select the activity according to the goals, mentioned in your plan. A person-centred planning is important to give everyone involved a clear understanding of what success looks like to the participant.