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Social Support (& Companionship)

Social Support focuses on facilitating social interaction and community participation.

Support Workers can accompany individuals to various social and recreational activities, such as attending community events, clubs, or support groups. They can also assist with transportation, ensuring that NDIS participants have the opportunity to connect with friends, family, and their broader community.

Support Workers can provide companionship by engaging in meaningful conversations, sharing hobbies and interests, and offering emotional support. This aspect of Social Support is particularly crucial for those who may face challenges in establishing and maintaining social connections due to their disabilities.

For Aged Care clients, Social Support (and Companionship) aims to combat loneliness and isolation that can be common among older adults. Support Workers can spend time with the clients at their homes, engaging in conversations, reminiscing, or simply providing a friendly presence. 

Furthermore, the service gives Aged Care clients the ability to interact with peers, participate in social gatherings, and continue pursuing their interests within their community.


Benefits of Social Support (& Companionship)

The benefits are not solely restricted to the social aspect. These interactions can also have positive impacts on the physical and cognitive well-being of both NDIS participants and Aged Care clients. Social engagement can improve mental acuity, memory retention, and overall happiness, contributing to a better quality of life.

The Support Worker’s role

First In Caring encourages our support workers to be empathetic, patient, and understanding. Fostering genuine connections with the participants or clients they support and creating a safe and inclusive environment that encourages open communication makes an enormous impact.