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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.
Some of our Social Carers
As a practicing pharmacist back in my home country, I used to assist people with tasks ranging from health to home assistance. My passion for helping people is also why I am currently studying for a Masters degree in Public Health.
I come from an amazing Kenyan community where I’ve learnt about all kinds of human beings, learned how to cook amazing food and share it too. I would love to share my knowledge with other people and put a smile on their faces.
I signed up for Like Family as I wanted to give back to my community, help others and make new friends. I would love to be able to support you to experience the great outdoors or to explore your own creativity and just have fun!
I have a big heart with lots to give and I love spending time with others and learning about their life experiences. I am a very calm, patient and empathetic person who is very protective with those that I love.
Caring for people is my greatest passion. I’m involved in youth and kids ministries at church and my favourite part about it is being able to love on and care for others. It’s how I’m built.
I am currently doing voluntary work with the blind and vision impaired community. Helping people in this community has given me great satisfaction and I have become confident in my ability to help make other people’s lives more enterprising.
Connect with a Like Family support worker in three easy steps:
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.
Message a support worker
You can also search for and contact support workers who match your interests and needs.
Request a Meet and Greet
See if you and a support worker will be a good match by meeting them for free. Learn more.
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 vigorous vetting process, including:
1. NDIS Workers Check and Working with Children Check (if supporting members under 18 years of age)
2. Two glowing references from previous colleagues and personal contacts
3. A group interview to evaluate problem solving and interpersonal skills
4. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination according to state government requirements
While other providers cover your medical needs, Like Family is here to help you enjoy life. Our support workers can help you with activities like:
Simple and affordable rates
Our services start at $50 per hour, which is 20% below the NDIS price guide. We also offer group bookings (with one or two other Members), overnight care, 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.
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 and they’ll match you with a local Carer who suits your needs, interests and personality.
Frequently asked questions
What is the role of a support worker?
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.
What are the different types of support workers?
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.
What’s the difference between a support worker and a Like Family Social Carer?
We call our support workers “Social Carers” because they provide social support, not medical or personal care. The person who motivates you to exercise and goes to the movies with you shouldn’t be the same person who helps you shower.
What can a Like Family support worker help me with?
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.
Is a support worker the same as a social worker?
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.
Who needs a support worker?
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.
What skills do you need to be a support worker?
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.
Find the right support worker now
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