Social and Community Participation

What is NDIS Social and Community Participation?

People with disability occasionally require some support with accessing the community. Regal NDIS social and community participation support is support to access the community and social engagements. NDIS community participation services are a major part of Regals NDIS services offering.

NDIS social and community participation can include:

  • Support in a social group or social setting
  • Support to access the gym
  • Support to access an activity (e.g. the cinema, bowling alley)
  • Support to access a location not in your home (e.g. the beach, a bush walk)
  • Support to access the shops

NDIS social and community services are delivered by Support Workers in the community. Regals NDIS community participation services are bespoke 1 on 1 services. We will meet you at your home, then support you to access the community from there.

To see Regal’s full range of NDIS services, click here.

Starting your NDIS social and community participation journey with Regal

If you have a current NDIS Plan, please contact Regal to make an enquiry to begin your NDIS social and community participation journey.

Once we have received your enquiry, you will be sent a form to complete detailing your NDIS community participation needs. Once Regal has received your form, you will be assigned a designated Disability Coordinator. 

Your Disability Coordinator will work with you, your family, and/or your Support Coordinator to better understand your support needs and NDIS social and community participation budget. From there, they will work with you to co-design a bespoke community participation Support Plan tailored to you within your funding allocation. We start by discussing your goals and preferences and then structuring your week accordingly.

The Disability Coordinator will work with you to understand your preferences including staffing, preferred service times, weekly schedule and more. Once agreed upon, your Disability Coordinator will work with the Regal Scheduling Team to design your community participation roster. 

Regal will coordinate any specific training for our team of Support Workers and Nurses to promote the delivery of high-quality NDIS social and community participation services tailored to you, including training on the Support Plan. The individual Support Plan is regularly reviewed to ensure that our NDIS community participation services are aligned with your established goals.

If you do not currently have an NDIS Plan, please visit our Private Care page or read our FAQ’s.

Why choose Regal?

Regal has been a leading and trusted home care provider in Sydney since 1966, providing clinical, personal care, social support and domestic support to Greater Metropolitan Sydney for over 56 years. Regal believes high quality NDIS social and community participation services need to be co-designed with the individual who will receive the support, and services delivered are tailored to the goals and lifestyles of people with disability.

At Regal, we believe in designing NDIS community participation plan specifically for the individual, which could be a part of your wider home care support plan if you access Regal for more than 1 type of service. We work with our Clinical Team to promote people with disabilities receiving high quality care and keeping our community staying safe and supported.

What makes Regal different from other NDIS social and community participation providers is that Regal can offer clinical oversight and/or involvement in your support as well as standard Support Worker services because of our NDIS Nursing services. This enables Regal NDIS participants to feel comfort knowing there are Nurses involved in the development and oversight of their NDIS services to provide support if there are any clinical concerns or they require clinical services. Having Regal Nurses involved in care makes Regal confident in providing services to participants with complex support requirements.

Having an assigned Disability Coordinator also separates Regal from other NDIS community participation providers as NDIS participants receive a direct point of contact for their services.

Regal is there to support you and your family. To join the Regal community contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for NDIS social and community participation?

NDIS community participation is funded in an NDIS plan under Assistance with Social and Community Participation which sits within the Core Supports budget. The NDIS Core Support budget is flexible and can be utilised for any services which sit under Core Support funding. If you are unsure if you have Assistance with Social and Community Participation funding or want to understand more about your Core Supports budget, please contact your NDIS Support Coordinator or NDIS Local Area Coordinator.

What social and community participation will the NDIS pay for?

The NDIS will pay for any supports which are deemed reasonable and necessary by the person developing your NDIS plan based on the evidence presented at your NDIS plan review and your NDIS plan goals. For more information, visit

Who provides NDIS funded social and community participation?

NDIS community participation is provided by organisations registered to provide social and community supports with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. To find an NDIS provider in your area visit

I don’t have an NDIS Plan, how do I access community participation services?

If you believe you are eligible for the NDIS, start by speaking to your General Practitioner or other treating health professional on how to access the NDIS. The NDIS has available resources here:

Accessing the NDIS may take some time, so in the meantime you can request Regal personal care services privately through our Private Care Program.

Alternatively, there may be other funding bodies you are eligible for to support your home care needs. Regal offers home care services under DVA, Aged Care, Insurance and much more!