This material can be used by carers and whānau in situations where you are either selecting a ‘Support Worker’ for you or your family member – or, if you are involved with selecting someone who will be employed by an organisation. Many of the points will remain the same.
Many people with disability feel more in control of their life if they can choose their own support workers and manage the employment arrangements themselves. This resource provides you with information on the legal and regulatory responsibilities of being an employer.
The decision on who’ll provide your paid home and community support is up to you. Before you decide it’s important to understand what options are available and what they’ll mean for you, your carer and your whānau/family.