Supporting you while you contribute to your local community.


Participation in the community, and connection with other humans, is vital – for both persons with and without disability. Community engagement services are all about offering supports to persons with a disability that involve participating in the community.

This could include catching public transport, joining a social club, attending a course for education, going to an event, getting out of the house, trying new things, and meeting people.

Engaging in such community participation is crucial for mental and physical health. 

Community participation is so much more than just socializing, it’s about sharing spaces, making your goals a reality, making life interesting, connecting with other people, expanding your horizons, and living your best life.

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Step 1

Confirm eligibility

Step 2

Discuss your needs

Step 3

Access your supports

Step 4

Get in touch with the team

Step 5

Set personalised goals

Step 6

Start achieving your goals

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Community Engagement at MADEC

At MADEC we believe that it is important for everyone to contribute to the local community. That includes trying new things in a supportive environment, feeling valued and heard, and being matched with the correct support worker. We are here to work with you, and for you.

We provide 1:1 support to access community activities and identify activities of interest. If you need support to achieve your NDIS community participation goals in Mackay, we are here to help.

During a planning meeting, we will discuss your needs and match you with your ‘ideal’ support worker who will then work with you on community engagement activities tailored for you. MADEC takes a person-centred approach, so any decision is always made with your wants, needs, and desires in mind.

Activities of interest may include: ...


Meeting and making new friends

Joining clubs or societies

Learning a new skill or craft

Attending entertainment events


As a leading provider of disability supports, we are chosen to provide support because we bring high quality service and care, ensuring you reach your goals in a comfortable and caring environment.

By upholding and championing young people and persons with a disability in our community, we are supporting their capacity and empowerment in leading rewarding lives.


With unequalled Community spirit, MADEC has fifty years of experience supplying meaningful supports to Mackay and the Whitsundays. Community is a cornerstone of our organisation.


Our values are Person-Centred, Trust, Empowerment, Community, and Excellence. Our shared values, vision, and mission bind us in creating a whole organisation.


Our high-performing team embraces change and challenges the status quo. By sharing knowledge and valuing differences; we shine as individuals and excel as a team.


Social and community participation is about meeting people with similar interests and joining in social and community activities. It means going where others go, doing what others do, with other people and choosing activities you enjoy. Social and community participation also means different things to different people. It can include going to your local café, joining a netball team, bushwalking with a friend, doing a craft class, getting work experience, or volunteering.

Community participation is so important because research shows that building connections, community, and communication skills improves overall health and well-being. Partaking in activities that interest you and that you enjoy is good for you.

Have a think about what you enjoy doing for fun. What are your goals? Do you need supports to help you achieve these goals? What activities and supports are available to you where you live? Thinking about these questions will help set you up for successful community participation.

MADEC can offer supports for community participation in a variety of ways. Some of these include helping to locate activities that interest you, connecting you with participation opportunities, providing person-centred active support and listening to your needs, wants, and goals, and attending activity opportunities with you if you desire.

Yes, it’s funded under Capacity Building, or Core supports.

You bet. All activities are picked by you. Whatever you’re interested in, MADEC can help facilitate.


Interested in speaking to the team about Community Engagement at MADEC? Get in touch today.