Published On: May 29th, 2024|Categories: Community, Plan Management, Support Coordination|Tags: |

Why Day Programs Benefit NDIS Participants

At Help at Hand Support, we understand that social connection is vital for everyone’s well-being.

There are many research studies available that show how social connections can improve physical health as well as mental and emotional well-being.

When we think of taking care of ourselves, we may think “eat your veggies”, “exercise” and “sleep well”. But social connection is proven to be just as critical. It has been shown to:

  • lead to a 50% increased chance of longevity
  • strengthen the immune system
  • help you recover from disease faster
  • may even lengthen your life!*

This evidence is why, at Help at Hand Support, we offer engaging day programs designed specifically for NDIS participants.

But what exactly are the benefits of participating in these programs? Let’s explore how day programs can foster a more fulfilling and connected life.

Building Friendships and Beating Isolation

For many NDIS participants, social interaction can be a challenge. Day programs provide a safe and supportive environment to meet new people, share experiences, and build lasting friendships. Whether it’s cheering each other on during a bowling game or learning new recipes together in a cooking class, day programs offer opportunities for connection and belonging.

Expanding Your Horizons and Connecting with the Community

NDIS Day Programs go beyond the four walls of a building. Many programs incorporate activities like travel training, exploring local parks and community centers, or even attending community events. This allows participants to practice essential skills, explore their surroundings, and engage with the wider community on a deeper level.

The Power of Routine and Structure

A consistent and predictable schedule can provide a sense of security and stability for NDIS participants. Day programs offer a structured routine, with regular activities and outings. This predictability can help reduce anxiety and create a sense of control over one’s day and week.

Learning New Skills and Having Fun

Day programs are not just about socialising – they’re also about exploration and personal growth. Our programs offer a variety of activities, from active pursuits like bowling and billiards to practical skills like cooking or catching public transport. Participants can discover new talents and interests, build confidence, and have a great time while doing it!

Safety and Support

Help at Hand Support’s NDIS Day Programs are led by experienced and qualified staff who are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment. Our staff are there to assist participants with their individual needs, ensuring everyone feels comfortable and included.

Ready to Experience the Benefits?

If you are a NDIS participant or are looking for a way to help a NDIS participant in your life build valuable connections, explore their community, and have some fun, consider our Day Programs!

We offer a variety of options to suit different interests and abilities. Visit our Day Program page to learn more or contact us today on 1300 822 190 to discuss how our programs can benefit you or someone you care for.

*Source: Stanford Medicine – The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research

Last Updated: May 29th, 2024|

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