NDIS participants and support workers ponder the fine line between relationship and friendship

As a blind person I’ve lived through many highs and lows navigating relationships with my support workers. Can you really be friends when your support worker is being paid to spend time with you?

There are many reasons why people need to break up with their support workers, from being late, to using your computer like it’s their own, to stealing money or breaking confidence.

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion

Author:
Catherine Mahony, 2019 ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship winner

Source:
ABC Newcastle

Date published:
Tue 3rd Dec, 2019