Support workers engage on a one-to-one basis with children, providing meaningful and enjoyable opportunities either in the families own home, out in the community or at one of our own centres. Families can access individual support at times that suit their specific needs. These shifts can occur as a one off or on a regular basis.

Individual support can be delivered in a number of ways including:

  • assisting a child to participate in their daily routine
  • engaging in play and educational activities to encourage development
  • assisting social and self-help skills supporting children to be included in the broader community, for example assisting the child to participate in regular activities such as team sport, swimming, art activities or therapy sessions
  • Providing children with the opportunity to have sleepovers at SAFC – these shifts are designed to provide skill development opportunities, particularly around core daily living skills as well as the chance to gain independence by staying away from home. Sleepovers at SAFC are generally delivered at a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio.

(Individual support services are claimable under NDIS Core Supports)

This week [your worker] went beyond the call of duty by agreeing to go swimming at Leichhardt Aquatic Centre with my son. At the moment, [he] is learning to swim and swimming pools have become his favourite thing. So, I asked [your worker] if she would be willing to go into the pool with [him], to help him get reacquainted with her. She thought it was a great idea and was very eager to try whatever it takes to re-establish the bond they previously had. I really appreciate [her] openness to my suggestions and her ‘can do’ attitude. We are very fortunate to have her as our respite worker and I’m sure you will agree that she is a great asset to St Anthony’s.