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Two people in the Mable community, Ben and Guy, live over five hundred kilometres apart, but connected through the platform for a day of support at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show. Mable allows endless support possibilities – this is just one of them.
Guy, a recent retiree, came across Mable after realising he wanted to give back to his local community in Sydney.
“I liked the idea of doing some helpful, supportive work. I wanted to give something back to the community.”
Ben, a customer on Mable, lives near Coffs Harbour with his mother Maryanne. She came across Mable through a friend’s recommendation and recognised the platform as an opportunity for her to connect with flexible support workers like Guy. With an upcoming trip to Sydney on the cards, Maryanne chose Mable to find Ben a companion to accompany him to the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
“Ben still talks about the Easter Show. It was a really good experience because it gave him a bit of independence from his family.”
According to Maryanne, finding the right support for Ben through platforms such as Mable allows him to gain independence, engage with the wider community and take part in new experiences.
“Going to events like this really adds to his skills. It gives him something to be enthusiastic about, something to be excited about and something to talk about with his friends and family.” It also helps him break new boundaries. After four attempts, Ben built up the courage to experience the House of Horrors, “Freddy Kreuger met him and grabbed ahold of Ben, but he absolutely loved it. Everyone was in character including Ben,” said Guy.
For Guy, accompanying Ben is about providing opportunities to create memories. “To me, providing support is about creating a comfortable, memorable and exciting experience for that person.”
For Maryanne, using Mable to find a worker opened up a new support option. “It’s fantastic that the workers are checked and approved and have Police Checks and Working with Children Checks. The pricing is affordable and I love that there is transparency of the workers’ rates.”
Are you looking for a support worker to take you to an event? Mable has a wide range of dedicated support workers like Guy.
If you are thinking of changing careers to become a support worker, sign up on Mable. Providing services as a support worker on the Mable platform enables you to choose your own hours, set your rates with your choice of clients in the area you choose.
All bookings made on Mable are covered by our suite of high level insurances, and as a support worker you receive free counselling support 24/7. You will also be given access to our learning hub, with over 170+ free courses for you to expand and develop your skills, alongside a range of accredited training courses with subsidised funding now available for eligible participants.
Learn more and get started as an Independent Support Worker on Mable today.