Not sure if a companionship service is right for you? If you, your friend, family member or client are new to receiving home care services, you may be wondering what kind of people receive support from Like Family and if it’s right for you.

Disability Support and the NDIS

Being an NDIS-approved provider, Like Family supports a great number of Members with a wide range of disabilities. Our Social Carers have experience helping people with physical disabilities, vision or hearing impairments, intellectual disabilities and autism. Our Social Carers provide transportation, join in arts and crafts activities (whether in-person or via video booking), contribute companionship for events, can help with running errands and much more.

We also support primary carers and unpaid caregivers by providing either planned or emergency temporary care or respite care. Respite care provides a short-term break for unpaid caregivers of children or adults with disability, giving them a much-needed break so they can feel recharged, run errands or attend important appointments. Contact our team if you would like to arrange respite care.

Aged Care and Services for the Elderly Living at Home

Like Family has many elderly Members, and Members with elderly parents who are looking for a trusted source of regular support. Many aged care providers and nursing homes can seem expensive, overwhelming, crowded and daunting if you or your loved one are newly in need of care.

If they don’t need a nurse, just someone to check-in on them and spend a little time with them, seniors can feel more comfortable staying in the home they love and having dedicated, personalised non-medical care. You can choose to see the same Social Carer each week, someone who understands your elderly relative’s special needs and personal likes and dislikes so you don’t have to repeat the same instructions over and over to new support workers.

We also have Social Carers who have experience with people with Dementia if required.

Support Coordinators

Many Support Coordinators and NDIS Plan Managers work with Like Family to provide dedicated support for their clients. Like Family provides personalised support by matching those who need support with local people in the community who share the same interests and have the skills and experience you need. Like Family places the choice and control of care in your hands, and can provide services through the following NDIS areas;

Core Supports – Daily Activities: Assistance with Daily Activities

Core Supports – Daily Activities: Assistance with Social and Community Participation

Capacity Building Supports – Social and Community Participation

Capacity Building Supports – Improved Daily Living

Capacity Building Supports – Improved Health and Wellbeing

What Kind of Person Does Like Family Support? Anyone!

The great thing about using Like Family is that it is completely flexible and open to anyone. If you have a broken leg and need support, if you have a newborn baby and need an extra pair of hands, or if you are feeling lonely and would like companionship with someone who has similar interests to you – Like Family provides non-medical care to anyone who needs it.

Like Family has fully-vetted and carefully-screened Social Carers with a wide range of skills located throughout Sydney, Wollongong and the Illawarra region, Newcastle and the Central Coast of NSW. We are a registered NDIS-approved provider, on a mission to end social isolation and loneliness due to any reason such as illness, disability or ageing. Sign up now to be paired with Social Carers in your local area who aligns with your interests. Take advantage of our affordable flat rate of $40 per hour including weekends and public holidays, and experience for yourself why we have over seventy 5-star ratings on Google reviews.