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Find support workers who make you smile

Whether it's carrying the groceries or exploring the great outdoors, our support workers are here to lend a hand and brighten your day.

Connect with a Like Family disability or aged care support worker today!

Discover support workers near you

You'll find friendly Like Family support workers through out NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. You can explore their profiles by age, location, support experience, even interests!

Why choose Like Family?

We do the vetting for you

Our workers undergo a comprehensive vetting process, including all relevant industry & reference checks. We only approve those we'd want supporting our own family!

Maximise your funding

Get more support hours out your NDIS funding or home care package with our affordable, fixed rates and group booking options.

Find the right match

You can book up to 5 free Meet and Greets to ensure a support worker is reliable, genuine, and the perfect match for your needs.

Our support services

We call our support workers "Social Carers" because they specialise in non-medical social support activities. They can help you gain independence and participate in the community via activities like:

Arts & craft

Explore new creative outlets like painting or knitting together

Health & wellbeing

Work towards a healthier diet or regular exercise routine

Household tasks

Get a helping hand with household chores, then enjoy a cuppa afterwards


Access your community in a safe & timely manner

Groceries & meal prep

Get help preparing meals, from the supermarket to your kitchen

Event buddy

Enjoy social events with a trusty companion by your side

Skills training

Learn new skills with the help of a mentor, like how to use a computer

Outdoor adventures

Explore the great outdoors by foot, bike, boat or an epic road trip

Sleepover support

Get much needed respite with overnight support for your loved one

Meet Mitch and Jeremiah

When Mitch first joined Like Family, he felt nervous meeting new people. However, since teaming up with support worker Jeremiah, he has gained confidence and built some awesome friendships. Watch their full story!

Meet Mitch and Jeremiah

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Frequently asked questions

A support worker helps those living with the effects of disability, age, or mental illness by providing companionship, supporting them emotionally, and helping them live life more independently. This includes taking opportunities to work on everyday life skills, social skills, and other skills that enhance independence.

Different types of support workers can be identified by the type of support work they do. Disability, aged care, and mental health support workers are some of the most common examples. Regardless of their niche or professional qualifications, all support workers share traits like compassion, empathy, and an interest in helping others.

We call our support workers "Social Carers" because they provide social support, not medical or personal care. We believe the person who motivates you to exercise and goes to the movies with you shouldn't be the same person who helps you shower and get dressed.

Our support workers can help you with a range of activities to build your independence, engage with your community and have fun. These include help with household tasks, meal preparation, arts & craft, skills development, transportation, and companionship to social events. They cannot help with medical or personal care.

No, there is a difference. Unlike social workers, a support worker does not need to possess any tertiary qualifications. This makes support workers ideal for supporting Australians living with the effects of age or disability with companionship, household chores, going on outings, and other non-medical activities.

Many Australians living with a disability, mental illness, injury or the elderly may need a support worker to help them gain independence and achieve a greater quality of life. While other professional services may cater to their essential needs, connecting with a support worker allows these individuals to enjoy life without feeling like just a client or patient.

Some of the skills you need to be an aged care or disability support worker include a sincere interest in helping others, the ability to communicate sensitively with vulnerable people, a great listening ability, among other qualities. Providing support work like personal care and emotional support to those living with the effects of disability or age requires you to learn and develop a wide range of skills.

If you would like to become a Like Family support worker, you can begin your application here. You don't need any specific experience or qualifications to apply!

You can search for support workers in your local area via our search page. You can filter results by age, support experience and even interests! You'll need to create a Like Family account if you would like to message a support worker or arrange a Meet and Greet.

Find the right support worker today

Start connecting with disability and aged care support workers in your local area.