Find support workers aligned with your needs

We know how important it is to find the right support worker, not just any support worker. Our team is dedicated to connecting you with a compassionate carer who matches your needs and interests.

Start your search for the right support worker today or book a call with our team to learn more.

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A different type of support

We call our support workers "Social Carers" because we focus on social support and community participation. Our Carers can help you gain independence and build relationships through activities like exercise, arts & craft, help with household tasks, and a buddy for social events.

How it works

Find and hire a Like Family support worker in three easy steps:

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Post an Activity

This is like a job ad. You can describe when and how you'd like a Carer to help you, as well as what type of person you're looking for.

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Message a support worker

You can also search for and contact support workers who match your interests and needs.

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Request a Meet and Greet

See if you and a support worker will be a good match by meeting them for free.

Why Like Family?

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Carers you can trust and rely on

We only approve applicants we'd want looking after our own families. Our support workers go through a comprehensive vetting process, including:

  1. All appropriate industry checks
  2. Two glowing references from previous colleagues and personal contacts
  3. A group interview for those who want to provide social support
  4. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination according to state government requirements
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Focus on social support

While other providers cover your medical needs, Like Family is here to help you enjoy life. Our aged care and disability support workers can help you with activities like:

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Simple and affordable rates

Our 1:1 hourly rates are 16% below the NDIS price guide. We also offer group bookings (with one or two other Members), sleepover support, and video bookings.

Whether you're an NDIS participant, have an Aged Care package or are paying out of pocket, Like Family can help you get the most out of your budget.

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Get help finding the right support

We're committed to helping you find the right support worker for your needs.

Contact our dedicated customer care team at or 1800 545 332 and they'll match you with a local Carer who suits your needs, interests and personality.

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.

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.