A variety of different forms of support work can be provided to suit the individual needs of the client, their goals, and plans for the day. For Access Plus, support work is about maximising the individuals physical and mental wellbeing.
Support workers can assist people in accessing the community, completing tasks, attending appointments or offer everyday support to clients. This can mean that a person feels more confident in their homes, at events, or in the community.
Some examples of support work include:
- Assisting with home tasks and chores such as shopping, meal plans, cooking,
- Helping with social activities, outings, daily routines, etc.
- Support clients in developing their skills,
- Provide companionship and limit social isolation.
Another service of support Access Plus offers is a communication guide. A ComGuide differs from an Auslan interpreter as they won’t translate a conversation but can make sure that difficult concepts are understood or that the message has been accurately relayed. ComGuides can be particularly important in understanding dense content or materials that flow on from each other.