25 MARCH 2017
Better Caring featured in the Daily Telegraph – “Fun, New Roles for Carers”.
In the article, Melanie Burgess writes how the growing disability sector and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is opening up roles in new areas and increased opportunity for career development. “Circus schools and Fijian holidays are becoming part of the new disability sector,” Melanie writes.
General Manager for Community Development at Better Caring, Kelly Jones, tells the Daily Telegraph that people with self-managed NDIS funding are increasingly looking for non-traditional services.
Kelly tells The Daily Telegraph:
“You wouldn’t previously think of enrolling your kid in circus school but circus skills and performance help children with autism with eye contact, speaking and interacting with people. We’ve had one person looking for a swimming buddy for three times a week… another was looking for someone to teach their child to play online games and use social media safely.”
Better Caring support worker, John De Giusti takes families who have children with disabilities on holidays in Fiji. “They feel like they can’t have a holiday because they are a primary carer so I accompany them and they can enjoy themselves with their partner or by themselves and know that I am looking after their child,” John says. Find out more about Better Caring »