Hireup, an online platform revolutionising the Australian disability sector

Poppy Malone 1

1 Community Engagement Manager, Hireup

 

There is no doubt that the world is becoming increasingly technologically dependant, with the disability sector being no exception. In this presentation you will hear about how Hireup is harnessing the power of technology to revolutionise the way Australians with disability find, hire and manage their own support workers. Hireup is proud to have built a platform that is secure and easy to use, transparent and flexible. A system that matches people with disability and support workers not just on qualification but on shared interests. Hireup believes that bringing people with disability and support workers together over their own common ground, whatever it may be, will encourage meaningful connections, enduring relationships and (ultimately) healthy communities.

For people with disability and their families, Hireup allows users to manage their own employment relationships with support workers. Unlike other online care marketplaces, Hireup takes care of administrative back end functions like tax and super payments, insurance, payroll and workplace health and safety. For support workers, Hireup is an easy way to find flexible, meaningful work.

This presentation will explore some of the life changing stories that have been brought about by Hireup and impact Hireup plans to continue to make in the sector.