Community, Social and Life Skills
Learn new skills, gain independence and get involved in your local community.
Connection and confidence
Possability will support you to feel more confident and engaged with the people and places around you and most of all, have fun! Our programs offer exciting social opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities and will connect you with your local community. This helps increase social connections, wellbeing and promote development of independent social networks.
Go at your own pace
We use an active support model that is person centred and inclusive, helping you to identify activities and skills that match your interests and goals. We then support you in trying new experiences and learning as you work towards your goals.
This style of support can include community-based Day Service programs tailored to the individual.
Learn the skills you need to live the life you want. Designed to build your capacity, we can support you at home with skills such as:
- Personal care
- Daily living skills and household tasks
- Health and wellbeing
- Mentoring and peer support
- Education in numeracy, literacy and financial skills.
See also Transition to Independent Living.
We break tasks down into small achievable steps and work together to get you towards your goals. We can support you in the community with tasks such as:
- attending appointments
- travel planning and learning to travel independently.
Social and Recreation
Friendships and social networks
We encourage and support you to develop friendships and social networks through fun group activities and participation in community events. This creates opportunities to make new friends. Participants experience greater social connection, increased confidence, resilience, and strengthened community ties.
Members of each group work together decide what activities they want to do, with activities varying according to their interests and the time of year. Talk to any of our participants and they will quickly tell you about the great outings they go on and how much fun they have!
Activities can include:
- Trips to sporting and cultural events
- Picnics and BBQs
- Games nights
- Dining out
- Participating in sports
- Drama activities
We offer lots of activities across Tasmania, get in touch with one of our service planners on 1300 067 842 to find out about our latest programs or download the flyers for our current programs:
- Community Connections 2020 – coming soon
Where are these services available?
We offer services across Tasmania. Services can be offered in some rural areas, in addition to metropolitan and regional centres. Check with your Possability Service Planner.
How do I (or my family member) access this service?
NDIS Participants with this service in their Participant Plan are welcome to contact us to discuss options.
If you are not yet a participant in the NDIS, contact your Local Area Coordinator to be assessed. More information about eligibility can be found on the NDIS website.
Possability also offers services to people funded by other means or who are self-funded.
Who decides what support I or my family member receives?
The style of support provided by Possability is driven by the Participant’s wishes and needs, based on the funding package provided and the Participant Plan.
What kinds of activities can I be involved in?
Support is tailored to your needs, interests and aspirations. Tell us what you are interested in doing in the community and we will plan it into your support program. We have a variety of group based activities or one or one activities.
Do I have to attend every event offered?
There is no obligation to attend any of the activities. You will receive a newsletter outlining all the upcoming events in your area, which will give you the chance to indicate your preferred event/s. There is no guarantee that you will be able to attend all the activities requested as there are usually limited spaces.
Do the social programs cost money?
Our activities require one on one or group NDIS funding. There may from time to time be an additional cost depending on the activity, such as money to pay for a meal. All fees are kept to a minimum to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend. You will be informed of any costs and what you need to bring for each activity before it takes place.
What is the difference between the old service agreement and the new Working Together Agreement?
The Working Together Agreement only needs to be signed once and it will cover you for the entire time you stay with Possability. This is the case if you use one or many of our programs or services.
With the old service agreement, you potentially had to sign several each year.
When does the Working Together Agreement come into effect?
The Working Together Agreement comes into effect once you sign it.
What is a Service Schedule?
A Service Schedule is a list of the services you are purchasing from us.
Who do I talk to about changing my supports?
To change your supports, please speak to your local service planner.
Although you can speak to any of our staff and they’ll be happy to help.
Call us for a chat
If you have a Participant Plan or just need some advice, call us for a chat. We’re here to listen and talk about your goals and aspirations.
Call 1300 067 842 or lodge an online enquiry.