As we age, it can become more difficult to manage and maintain our homes, especially the cleaning tasks. Often, all that’s needed is someone to help us around the house and garden to get the home spick-and-span again.
Finding in-home support is much easier than you may think. In fact, you can connect with many independent support workers in your area with Mable.
At Mable, our goal is to enable people to experience independence while receiving the support they need and this support includes help to maintain your home through domestic assistance. Better yet, if you have a home care package, this funding can be used with Mable to help you receive cost-effective in-home support to help you tidy your home.
How to find the right support worker for you
With Mable, finding a suitable support worker is as easy as searching in your area or posting a job on the Mable platform. You don’t have to create an account to discover workers near you, but you will have to create an account to get in touch with them. Many independent support workers on the Mable platform are willing to provide domestic assistance, and our team requests each support worker to have their own ABN, complete a police check and meet our strict worker requirements before working via our platform.
The Mable platform has over 7,000 independent support workers, and this number grows each day.
If you’re already receiving support from a person within your community, you can invite them to be a part of your personalised support team on Mable. They might be your neighbour, a friend or even your existing cleaner. Depending on the services they’re providing, these people may not need any extra qualifications to sign up to Mable, but they will need to apply for an ABN, complete a police check and meet our worker requirements.
Once you’ve invited your existing support worker to Mable, both of you can keep track of upcoming support sessions, monitor payments, keep in touch via the platform and have access to our in-house Mable Team.
How to organise a support session
Once you’ve created your own account on Mable and connected with an independent support worker via the Mable platform, you can begin organising your first support session with an agreement. Agreements are created on the Mable platform and help provide you and your support worker clarity about your support, including your agreed hourly rate, the time and date of the sessions and what type of support you will receive.
After a support session is complete, your support worker will submit a timesheet for you to approve. Once the timesheet has been approved, our platform will deduct your worker’s payment amount from your preferred payment method.
Services you can receive from a support worker on Mable
Domestic assistance can cover many aspects of maintaining your home environment. Support workers on Mable can help you feel organised with a range of cleaning methods, including:
- dusting, vacuuming and mopping,
- kitchen maintenance such as tidying, cleaning dishes and wiping surfaces,
- the bigger jobs such as cleaning your oven and fridge,
- bathroom cleaning such as toilets and showers,
- outdoor maintenance such as removing weeds, gardening and cleaning outdoor surfaces
Whatever type of cleaning support you may need, you can communicate these to independent support workers via the Mable platform. These services will also need to be included in your agreement with your worker or workers.
Using your funding with Mable
If you’re not receiving funding for aged care or you’re waiting for a home care package, you can pay privately for any support you receive via Mable. If you are receiving a home care package, you can use this funding to potentially double the hours of support you receive from independent support workers.
If you’d like to self-manage your funding, the Mable platform is a great place to start gaining control and experiencing choice. If you’d like to find an Approved Provider to host your package, the Mable Team can help you find the right one.
To learn more about using your home care package with Mable, click here.
Ready to begin searching for support in your area? Head to Mable to search for workers today.