Social and Community Participation

Live your best life and dare to try a new hobby, play sport, take a class, hang out with friends, and much more!

What are Social and Community Participation services?

Under the NDIS, Social and Community services are about supporting people with a disability to take part in their community.

This is just another way of saying it’s about getting out and about, meeting people, and trying new things!

That might be an art class, going on a holiday, learning to play an instrument, or loads more activities.

Social and Community Participation at Aruma

At Aruma (formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation), there are so many ways for you to meet people, try new things and have fun!

And the best part is that you can access our Social and Community Participation services in your own home, in one of our hubs, or out in the community.

What activities will I get to do?

It’s completely up to you. What would you like to try?

You might decide to join a club, play sport, or go to the gym. Maybe you want to try a new hobby such as dancing, surfing, drama, photography, or music classes.

Or, does hanging out with some friends at BBQs or movie nights sound more like your thing?

The choice is yours!

If you like, we can also help you to volunteer for a worthy cause such as Meals on Wheels or Vinnies.

Does Aruma offer group programs?

Yes, we do. You might know these as centre-based programs or day services where you can join us for the day in one of our hubs.

Sometimes you could head out for activities such as swimming or horse-riding, or you might choose to do an art or music class instead. You decide!

Find a hub location near you.

Does Aruma offer any camps?

Yes, we have an amazing camp in Victoria for people with a disability.

You’ll be able to play games, go bushwalking, sing songs around the campfire, and get back to nature!

You can also explore the local area and maybe even see the penguin parade at Philip Island, visit a wildlife sanctuary, or go strawberry picking!

And of course, with trained and experienced disability support staff, you can relax knowing your support needs will be met.

NDIS Support Categories

Social and Community Participation services are funded under one of the following in your NDIS plan.

  • Core – Assistance with Social & Community Participation
  • Capacity Building – Increased Social & Community Participation

Chat to our team on 1300 538 746 about how you might use funding from other support categories.

Please note: We bill in line with the NDIS Price Guide, which generally increases annually.

Where are your hubs located?

Beenleigh 63 City Road

Burleigh Heads 35 Hutchison Street

Caboolture 3/8 Lee Street

Ipswich 10 Wharf Street

Mudgeeraba 11 Hardy’s Road

Toowoomba 2 Curtis Street

Alstonville 253 Wardell Road

Armidale 188-192 Beardy Street

Ballina 124 Tamar Street

Belrose 49 Blackbutts Road

Cardiff 35 Aruma Place

Charlestown 4 Ida Street

Charlestown 160 Pacific Highway

Forbes 9 Bogan Street

Goulburn 26 Copford Road

Gunnedah 149 Stock Road

Hurstville 32 The Avenue

Lake Illawarra 10c Commerce Drive

Maitland 3-5 Elgin Street

Nowra 23 Moss Street

Port Macquarie 3 Fernhill Road

Taree 78B Wynter Street

Tamworth 500 Peel Street

Wyoming 289 Henry Parry Drive


Morwell 58-60 Commercial Road