Finding the right fit
In the beginning, we’ll have a conversation with you and your family to talk about what you’d like to do, or what you may need support with. Then, we’ll match you with a support worker who will deliver the experience you’re looking for.
Some of the things that we take into consideration before matching someone for you is their age, personality, your interests, the overall situation and the most important information – what makes your perfect fit. You can trial your support worker and if that match doesn’t work out, we will continue until we find one that meets your needs.
Getting out in the community for children, teenagers and school leavers
Here are some examples of situations where we can assist you, your child or someone you care for in the community:
- Going to school or university
- Playing sports or going to the gym
- Going to programs and playgroups
- Meeting friends during the day or evening
- Going to the movies
- Holidays and vacations
- Running everyday errands
Getting out in the community for adults
Here are some examples of situations where we support adults to access their community:
- Accessing education or study
- Running everyday errands including shopping, going to the bank, paying bills
- Attending festivals, events and activities out and about
- Social activities like meeting friends, eating out and enjoying nightlife
- Holidays and vacations
- Health and wellbeing activities like going to the gym or taking part in sports
Make the most of everything Queensland and Northern NSW has to offer with CPL’s holiday support services. Our experienced staff will ensure you can easily access the support you need without the added costs and logistics of bringing a Direct Support Worker with you.
We're an integrated service provider with a focus on getting better outcomes for you. On request, we can link with our allied health professionals to help you maximise independence across all areas of living.
For example, we can recommend alternative equipment solutions to increase your independence in accessing the community safely, and provide advice for adaptations and equipment to facilitate independence around mealtimes and communication.
"CPL have been there for all the different areas of Max’s life including school, community and getting his driver’s licence."
- Grace, Max's mum
Community Access Support - FAQs
Will I get the same carer every time I go out?
At CPL we work with you to find the support workers you feel comfortable with. You may not have the same person supporting you every shift (they need a break sometimes!) but we will do our best to make sure you see familiar, friendly faces each and every time.
I don't just want support with everyday outings like paying bills, I want to go to the pub or a concert, can you help?
Of course! We support you to do what YOU want to do. So, if you want to go to your local trivia night we'll provide the support you need to get there.
I'm not a CPL client but I'm going on holidays. Can you support me?
If you're visiting Queensland or Northern New South Wales we can support you on holidays. We know it can be expensive to bring a Support Worker with you, but it can also be daunting travelling without one! Call us to have a chat about your upcoming holiday, and we'll make sure you have the support you need.