A companion is always present alongside you. A companion can provide just the right amount of support so that you are able to successfully navigate your day. You may need support with your communication, to attend appointments or do some shopping. A companion will be able to give you the freedom and flexibility within support, so that you can achieve things to your full potential.
A connector facilitator can support you to become more connected in your community and within your own networks. You may like to join a local sporting club or volunteer your time to a local community organisation. You will be supported in a natural way so that you are able to make meaningful and valued contributions to chosen areas. You will be able develop and maintain social connections and relationships that may be based around your personal interests.
Daniella Marinovich and Lisa Giacci
Daniella is 46 years old and receives support from Enable every day.
Enable’s support workers (or as he calls them “Bubbly Awesome team”) help him during the day with his daily routine which includes cooking, budgeting, painting, writing his blog and looking fabulous! One of Daniella’s interests is to travel and learn from other cultures so his support workers help him to save money for these trips. Lisa is one of his team members and she helps Daniella to create a budget and try to stick to it so he can go to shows and activities around town.
Jamie Haills and Angela Bennett
Jamie is a young man who receives support with the intention of facilitating good connections within the community.
Angela is part of Jamie’s team of support workers, and she is prepared to boost Jamie’s confidence while Jamie is meeting or interacting with others.
Being a Connector – Facilitator is the art of understanding when to participate in our client’s relationships with others to help and when to take a step back and let our clients practice their social skills on their own.