News • 17 Apr 2019
Finding Support Workers who connect with my daughter
“Open Minds has made an enormous difference to both my life and my daughter’s life. The support they provide her with is just amazing.” – Gemma*, Mother of Open Minds Client, Hannah*.
Hannah, from Petrie in Moreton Bay, had never been trusting of Support Workers until she started receiving support from Open Minds.
18 months on, Hannah has made tremendous progress.
When Hannah’s Mother, Gemma first came to Open Minds, she had received support for her daughter from other providers but was unable to find any Support Workers who truly connected with Hannah.
Hannah didn’t trust any Support Workers enough to let them into her life, which left Gemma as her main carer.
When Open Minds Support Workers began working with Hannah, their gentle and caring approach allowed Hannah to let them get close to her.
Gemma said: “Now that we’ve got Shirelle (Open Minds Support Worker), Hannah trusts her and they laugh and joke together. Other Mums of children with disabilities actually tell me they wish they had Support Workers who connected that well with their children!”
Shirelle supports Hannah with daily living activities, personal care, cooking, attending appointments, accessing the community, and having some fun doing her hair and makeup.