Community, Social and Life Skills
Learn new skills, gain independence and get involved in your local community.
Where are these services available?
Community, Social and Life Skills are offered in all regions we operate in Victoria and Tasmania. However, centre-based activities are only available in Hobart, Tasmania.
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 the 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 you.
Learn the skills you need to live the life you want. 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 partner with you to reach your goals. We break tasks down into small achievable steps and can support you in the community with:
- 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. We know this leads to greater social connection, increased confidence, resilience, and strengthened community ties.
Members of each group work together to decide the activities they want to do, which vary according to interests and the time of year.
Activities can include:
- Trips to sporting and cultural events
- Picnics and BBQs
- Games nights
- Dining out
- Participating in sports
- Drama activities.
Where are these services available?
We offer services where we operate across Tasmania and Victoria, however centre-based activities are only available in Hobart. Contact your Possability Service Planner for more information.
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 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.
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.