Social isolation can be a big challenge for those who experience disability. Access to community activities, fun events, and positive interactions can make all the difference.
Like Family helps participants do just that. With a range of friendly and fun Social Carers, they’re helping participants to boost their quality of life.
We spoke to the team to discover more about the services they offer.
Who are Like Family?
Like Family put the ‘fun’ in social support! We aim to reduce social isolation and loneliness by helping participants find local carers to complete social activities they enjoy like a trip to the theatre.
As an NDIS-accredited provider, our support workers (who we call “Social Carers”) can help with various social and community support activities, like arts and crafts, a buddy for social events, meal preparation, exercise, transportation and much more.
How did LIKE FAMILY come to be?
At the age of 26, Like Family Co-Founder Mat became the primary carer for both of his parents when they were diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
The biggest challenge for him and his wife Jenna wasn’t finding medical care — it was helping his parents engage with their community and achieve greater independence. They asked a friend called Destiny to help Mat’s parents access the community, and noticed a significant change in their physical and mental health after several outings. This inspired them to create the Like Family we know today.
Which regions do Like Family service?
Like Family has over 3,000 active Social Carers in the following regions:
- NSW – Sydney, Wollongong, Central Coast, Newcastle, Blue Mountains
- VIC – Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Mornington
- QLD – Brisbane, Gold Coast to Tweed, Sunshine Coast
- SA – Adelaide
What is the Like Family difference?
At Like Family we’re dedicated to helping our Members find the right Carer, not just any Carer. We help people find the perfect match for their needs based on age, location, interests, support experience and more. Don’t just take our word for it though, we’re proud to be one of Australia’s most-loved social support providers, with an average 4.7/5 rating from over 140 Google reviews.
Do you have capacity?
Yes, we do! You can search for available Social Carers in your local area right now!
What’s the best way to get in touch?
For participants and families: call us on 1800 545 332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For support coordinators: call Camilla on 0401 080 174 or email email@example.com
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