Support worker network provides greater choice

Care and Support workers

Howard Salkow

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Support worker Jane Withington would like to see more people in the Douglas Shire involved with Mable. There are currently nine. Image: Supplied
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For the past three years, Jane Withington has been a Mable Disability Support Worker who recognises the need for growth among Providers, for both Aged Care and Disability Services.

She also identifies the importance of spreading the word about Mable and how disability and aged care customers can have greater choice and better value for their money.

Mable was established in 2014 as “Better Caring” when its co-founder Peter Scutt teamed up with his friend and colleague, Tony Charara, after struggling to find the right home care solution for his parents.

That collaboration resulted in an entirely new concept in community care led by the people that matter, which has been constantly redefined and improved upon ever since.

Today, Mable is proud to offer Australia’s largest and most diverse online community of independent support workers. Together, it’s redefining support for disability and aged care in Australia – one connection at a time.

Ms Withington said there are currently nine support workers in the Douglas Shire registered to work through Mable, including her partner.

“Mable is a platform that offers assistance to our local elderly and disabled but also offers assistance to holiday makers in similar situations.

“Earlier this year I was engaged through Mable to assist a family on holiday with their 10-year-old son who is autistic. I cared for him on three separate occasions allowing the family to engage in activities that were not suitable for the son,” she said.

In a statement on its website, Mable says it enables people looking for care and support, and those looking to provide it to connect on their terms. This can be done through an easy to use and safe online platform.

The concept behind Mable is simple. It provides people with the ability to choose and self-schedule specific care and support workers in their community. At the same time, Mable enables flexible and rewarding careers for support workers – all at transparent prices agreed directly between independent workers and their clients.

If you are interested in being a support worker, or to learn more, go to the Mable website.


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