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Mable provides opportunities for independent support workers to connect with clients across Australia, building lasting relationships based on mutual choice. This includes mutual choice and control over rates charged and rates paid.
In the context of increased cost of living and recognising the valued role the care workforce plays and the need to attract more support workers to the sector, we wanted to show our support by adjusting the minimum agreed rate on Mable.
From Friday July 1st 2022, the minimum hourly agreed rate on Mable is increasing from $25.00 to $32.00.
While this may seem like a big increase, the vast majority of existing agreements on Mable are well above this new minimum rate, with the average hourly agreed rate being around $45.00 p.h. (Monday-Friday).
Of course, the rising average rates on Mable, confirm that people seeking support on Mable have long been placing a higher value on the important work which support workers do.
If you’re in an agreement where the hourly rate is currently below $32.00, please have a discussion with your respective support worker or client, and work together to set a new rate meeting the updated platform minimum hourly.
For NDIS plan managed participants, and their support workers, this minimum platform rate has no relationship to NDIS price limits (or cap rates) as set out in the NDIS Price Guide, which impact the maximum rates that can be charged to NDIS plan or agency managed participants.
Every booking made on Mable gives workers and clients extensive safeguards included with Mable’s platform fee, including a comprehensive suite of insurances, a dedicated incidents and complaints team and more, for peace of mind and assurance.