sameview monthly - October
As we head into National Carer's Week for 2018, it's a great time to reflect on why we founded sameview. There are 2.7 million carers out there in Australia, and incredibly the unpaid support they provide contributes to over a billion dollars to the Australian economy each and every week.
At sameview we've been focused on the carers of children with disabilities, and the ecosystem of people who support or provide services to them. What we've seen is that families will go to extraordinary lengths to find solutions and interventions that can improve their child's life. As parents we seek to defy expectations, not because we are in denial, but because we believe in human potential.
Doctors, therapies, activities, education - every aspect of our child's daily life is a critical piece in maximising the potential of their future lives. Every little goal achieved creates a lifelong increase in capacity and independence. The stakes are high and timeframes are tight, creating a high pressure environment for families and providers.
One way we can take some of this pressure off is by making the entire ecosystem of families, doctors, therapists, support workers, and educators work better together.
In any situation around the world, we know that effective teams deliver better results. The people in these teams are collaborative, efficient, and united by a common purpose.
We believe that all families in the disability community deserve to have an effective team supporting them.
This is why we created sameview.