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intensive Capacity Building

Learn new skills and increase independence while enjoying fun experiences, friendship and laughter.

The Soul Shack provides a regular intensive capacity building program. It is a five-day program (running from 10 a.m. on Monday until 4 p.m. on Friday) that includes activities aimed at working towards common NDIS goals such as:

  • Improving relationships, social skills, and communication
  • Increasing independence in daily life tasks
  • Learning a new skill
  • Making new friends
  • Building confidence and reducing dependency on others
  • Improving overall health and wellbeing
  • Increasing community connections
  • Identifying and participating in hobbies and interests

Activities undertaken during the intensive capacity building program include:

  • Bush walks in tropical paradise.
  • Caring for and connecting with animals on the farm.
  • Coffee shop morning and a pub meal.
  • Cooking and working as a team on household tasks.
  • Crafts, group games, lawn sports, karaoke, movie nights, formal night, laser tag, costume party, community service, and campfires.
  • Kayaking and swimming down a gently-flowing, pristine, crystal-clear mountain stream.
  • Swimming and picnics at lush tropical water holes.


Following the five-day program, a brief report will be provided outlining how the activities addressed the individual’s current NDIS goals.

All activities and supports are modified to suit the requirements of each individual in the group. The program has been developed by an experienced Occupational Therapist, with a high level of supervision provided to staff.

The capacity building program can be funded from the NDIS participant’s Capacity Building section of their NDIS plan.

Support is typically provided at 1:2 (one Allied Health Assistant with two participants), this can be increased to 1:1 if an individual requires more intensive Allied Health Assistant support.

Transport, including airport transfers, can be provided (at an additional cost) between Innisfail and Cairns when requested.

Check out the ‘Events’ tab to see upcoming Capacity Building Program dates.

Individual Capacity
Building Program

The Soul Shack provides intensive individual capacity building at a ratio of 1:1 to individuals outside of the group capacity building program dates. This can be provided for up to 14 days at a time.

Dates and times can be arranged to suit the individual’s needs.