Building lasting companionship

Find ongoing personalised support, participate in the community, and work towards independence with Australia's fastest-growing network of Social Carers.

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A Social Carer is more than a support worker.
 They're a mentor, a friend, a big brother or sister. They're like family.

How it works.

There are two ways to get set up with a Social Carer to meet your social support:

Post an Activity

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Take my son on a bush walk

It would be great if he could practice having conversations with someone his age.

This is like a job advertisement. Specify the time, date and what you have in mind.

Message a Social Carer

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Choose and message someone who aligns with your interests and needs.

Activities posted by our members.

Carers you can trust and rely on.

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Every Social Carer at Like Family goes through a carefully designed verification process to ensure they're the right fit for our community. This process consists of four key stages that must be passed successfully by all hoping to become a Social Carer:


An online test to ensure they are applicants that will honor and uphold our Community Values


An NDIS Workers Check, consisting of a comprehensive police and background check, and a Working With Children's Check if they wish to work with Members under 18


A minimum of two glowing references from previous colleagues and personal contacts, each required to answer questions around the Social Carers ability to perform exceptionally in their role


A group interview in which they will meet with a Like Family representative and be required to demonstrate high levels of both problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

Some of our Social Carers

Where we're located

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Disability Support

NDIS funding

You can use your NDIS support plan to pay for your bookings and get a helping hand or someone to hang out with, whenever you need it.

Aged Care Support

Aged Care Package

Have an Aged Care support plan? You can use it with us! Like Family can help you feel independent, lend you a hand with your day-to-day, or get you out and about.



Approved Social Carers


Messages sent weekly


Activities shared daily