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How you can make use of Mable for a seamless holiday season

It’s comforting to know that you can continue to access support right throughout the holiday season.

Your usual support worker may go on holidays or may be unavailable for a day here or there, but we encourage you to build your team so that there’s always someone ready to fill any availability gaps. In this article, we’re also going to give you some tips on other ways you can ensure you always have a support worker to rely on.

In this article:

Why building your team is so beneficial

There are two main reasons why it’s beneficial to have a team of supports, rather than one or two support workers that come to you on a regular basis. First, as mentioned above, availability. Secondly, different support workers offer different things.


Let’s say your usual support worker has informed you they are going away for a week. Naturally, you’ll want to have someone else come and support you in their place. By having a team of support workers that you’ve gotten to know and who know how best to support you, you’ll always have others to call on. We recommend having an extra one or two support workers who may come to you less frequently but who will learn what you need and where everything is that they are to use for you.

Build your team throughout the year so there’s always someone familiar and ready to step in.

Using different kinds of support services

The independent support workers who offer their services via Mable come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. They all offer a diverse array of services; some may specialise in personal grooming and light housework whereas others may have nursing qualifications.

And since it’s the holidays, there may be a range of different activities you want to do such as inviting friends over for lunch or experiencing the festive atmosphere at your local shopping mall. Here are a few ideas that you might like to engage a support worker for:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Joining you in shopping for gifts for loved ones
  • Providing assistance with wrapping presents
  • Helping you prepare a nice lunch for visitors
  • Taking you to have Santa photos taken
  • Driving you to a volunteering engagement
  • Joining you to visit festive lights displays in your neighbourhood

Think of something you’d love to do and search the independent support worker profiles to consider who may be able to support you in pursuing that.


Post a job for something specific

You may have searched the profiles but not quite found anyone suitable. That’s ok, you can post a job outlining your specific requirements and you’ll receive responses from those who can assist.

Would you like to find someone to help you with gift shopping? Do you want someone experienced in baking to help you bake for a family party you’re going to? Do you need some support around getting the house and yard ready for visitors?

Remember, you can always type a keyword such as ‘shopping’, ‘baking’ or ‘lawn mowing’ into the search bar when you go to search through the support worker profiles. But you are welcome to post a job at any time to target just the right support worker for you.


Booking support sessions at short notice

Life happens! Just when you have your support schedule all worked out, you get an invitation to a get-together or you see something exciting you’d like to be involved in … but you have less than a day to get organised. Mable Last Minute comes to the rescue!

With Mable Last Minute, you can post a job with short notice of between 4 to 48 hours. Your job will be shown to support workers who have registered their availability so they’re already waiting to be booked.

You can book a Last Minute job if your usual support worker becomes sick or has to cancel, if plans change and you now need support or if you get an invitation that’s just too good to pass up!

How to book a Last Minute job

  • Log in to your account (website or app)
  • Click on the orange ‘Post a job’ button
  • Click on ‘Last Minute Job’ then ‘Create a Last Minute job’
  • Fill in the information required


At Mable, we want you to have a seamless experience around your support needs over the holiday season. There’s no reason to miss out when you have the above options at your fingertips. Wishing you a safe and happy festive season!

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