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.
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Using Supports to Build Relationships
30 June 2008
Attitudes, Community Development, Day Activities, Friendship, Inclusion, Professionals, Social Activities