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Using Supports to Build Relationships

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This article explores the role of support workers in helping to facilitate relationships for the person they support. Without guidance, a well meaning support worker can limit the person they support to be an "activity doer" rather than supporting them to make connections and fulfil their potential. As a parent or friend of a person with disability it is useful to review the relationship of the support worker in your family member’s life. If you are a support worker, reading this article may inspire and assist you to facilitate and encourage relationships for the person you support.

Author
Sally Richards
Source
Tandem Magazine
Publisher
Publication Date
30 June 2008
Category
Parents, Professionals
Keywords
Attitudes, Community Development, Day Activities, Friendship, Inclusion, Professionals, Social Activities
Origin
Australia

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