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On Sunday 8 May 2022, mothers will be celebrated across Australia on Mother’s Day. On this special occasion, we shine the spotlight on mums in our Mable community, who share with us how they and their families feel empowered by connecting with Independent Support Workers through Mable.
Connected with Mable for her daughter, Monique
My daughter Monique is the oldest of three sisters. Monique is a confident, independent young lady who loves her family and likes to spend time doing things with family, and shopping. She has an encyclopaedic mind when it comes to remembering every single song and lyric she has ever heard, and the lines from every single movie she has ever seen. She is kind and generous and quite funny at times, and pretty good at setting up practical jokes.
Monique loves to go out shopping, so she needs support to access community and social activities. She also requires support in the home to cook and make healthy food choices.
I am very happy with our current support person. As someone who self-manages the NDIS budget on behalf of my daughter, I find Mable a great platform for finding the right kind of support as well as managing the administration for the support. It’s helpful and reliable.
Monique is in her adult years. A support person for her is more than a ‘worker’. They are also a friend and a companion. Having a person who is friendly and can be relied upon for my daughter’s needs is a big boost to her independence and quality of life.
Connected with Mable for her son, Josh
Josh is an energetic seven-year-old boy, who loves the outdoors, especially swings and climbing equipment just as much as he enjoys lego, crafts and baking. Josh has ADHD, ASD and ADD. He also has anxiety and some sensory needs.
For Sarah and her two boys (Josh’s older brother), connecting with Independent Support Workers was a big step towards a better quality of life. Sarah is extremely happy with his support worker. “She helps us with pick-ups and drop offs, she patiently follows Josh’s routine and the strategies I’ve shared to support his learning. I can take a step back knowing my son is developing a connection with another adult.”
Explore more of Josh and Sarah’s story in detail.