Did you know that Like Family now offers services for groups? If you are looking for companionship or home care assistance, we have a number of options for those who are interested in sharing this support with a friend:

1-on-1 Bookings (one Social Carer and one member) for $40 flat rate per hour

1-on-2 Bookings (one Social Carer and two members) for $29.50 flat rate per person per hour. That’s a saving of 24% compared to 1-on-1 support!

1-on-3 Bookings (one Social Carer and three members) for $22 flat rate per person per hour. That’s a saving of 44% compared to 1-on-1 support!

There are many benefits to making a booking as a group:

Save Money and Get More Home Care Services for Your NDIS Budget

As demonstrated above, perhaps the most obvious benefit to group bookings are the cost savings when you share support. By enlisting Like Family as your provider of companionship support, you pay significantly lower rates than the NDIS reference rates. While our competitors may charge a premium for bookings commencing after 5pm or on Sundays, at Like Family, all of the prices listed above are flat-rates no matter what the activity is that you need, no matter what time of day, or whether the booking is during weekends or public holidays.

As community Social Carers, our mission is to ensure people in the community have FUN and get the help they need, whenever they need it, despite having limited or no funding. Like Family is proud to have provided our Members more than 50,000 hours of bonus disability support (and counting!) in their NDIS budget, thanks to our affordable rates.

Great for Groups and Events

As the saying goes, “the more the merrier”! Group bookings are a great opportunity to take a friend along to your planned activity. Regardless of whether it is cheering on your favourite sporting team from the venue, playing a sport yourself, engaging in a hobby or attending a formal event – sharing support may be the most suitable option if you just need some assistance here and there, and not necessarily the typical one-on-one dedication.

Being in a group can amplify your social interactions, improve your sense of wellbeing as well as helping you to reach any goals you have around independence and improving communication skills.

More People to Interact With, and Great for New Members

We understand that connecting with new people can be an extremely personal experience, particularly if you are feeling lonely or vulnerable. If you have a friend, loved one or client who is only newly receiving support, it may be less daunting to start this experience by bringing a familiar face along too. Perhaps your parents are in their senior years and need help with activities such as running errands, cooking or gardening? Some elderly couples can be proud and stubborn at first, and can feel more comfortable sticking together and sharing support, so group bookings present the perfect solution for them.

Like Family is passionate about ending social isolation in Australia through genuine companionship, building more inclusive communities, and helping those who may be feeling lonely for any reason at all. We have fully vetted Social Carers available throughout New South Wales including the greater Sydney region, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong. Like Family is an NDIS-approved provider, with over fifty 5-star reviews on Google. If you, your family, your friends or clients are looking for personalised non-medical care, or are interested in trying a group booking, sign up now to be matched with a local Social Carer who shares your values.