Finding a support worker or home care can be a complex process simply because each person has individual needs and goals, which also may change over time. Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their goals, such as participating in a local community activity or making friends. While the NDIS provides funding to eligible people based on these needs and goals, the choice and control of how the funded supports in your plan are used is completely in your hands. As an NDIS-approved provider, here is how Like Family further facilitates choice and control:

Choosing a Disability Support Worker for Yourself or a Family Member

When you sign up as a Member and post your first Activity, you can browse Social Carers with a wide range of skills based throughout NSW, Victoria or Queensland. You can choose a Social Carer in your local area, whose interests and skills align with what you need. Like Family places the choice and control of our disability support services in your hands, so you receive the support you need. Ultimately, you make the decision about who you want to work with, you decide what care you require, and you can communicate your expectations directly to the Social Carer right from the very beginning.

If you have found a Social Carer you like, you can choose to see that same Social Carer every week. Like Family understands that it can be especially frustrating having a different person arrive each time you require care, so we do not rotate staff endlessly like some other providers. You can choose to hire the same Social Carer regularly if you or your loved one are more comfortable seeing a familiar face – no need to repeat the same instructions over again to a different person every week! We believe in building genuine companionship through reliable, dedicated disability support services.

Find Quality Home Care Assistance for Your Client

If you are a support coordinator looking to connect an NDIS participant with a reputable support service, but still want to offer choice to your client, Like Family can help. We understand that connecting with new people can be an extremely personal experience. Call our team on 1800 545 332 or sign up here and we'll help match your clients with the right support.

We have a diverse and substantial pool of Social Carers for you to select from across New South Wales – including different ages, gender, cultural background, hobbies, skills, qualifications and interests. There are over 92 languages spoken by Social Carers in our community, so you can choose someone that you’re comfortable with who speaks your language. Some of the common qualifications of our Social Carers include a First Aid Certification, Cert III in Community Services, Aged Care or Disability Services or Bachelor Degrees including Nursing, Social Work, Psychology as well as Allied Health Professionals. All interests, qualifications, languages and training are listed on the individual Social Carer profiles for you to browse.

Join our community today

Like Family is on a mission to give everyone the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of illness, disability or ageing. We provide personalised non-medical services to improve wellbeing and independence, and help members achieve their goals while building meaningful relationships. Like Family offers an affordable flat-rate regardless of time of day, weekend or public holiday, so you can fit more hours of support within your budget. Sign up now and see why we have over ninety 5-star ratings on Google.