It can be hard to explain to your support worker how you want to be supported. Making a video for your support workers can be a good way of helping them to understand anything you want them to know.
You can make a video about what your worker should know about you, how your support worker can support you to do something, or how your support worker should act with you.
If you haven’t made a video before, you might not know how to start. This page contains links to everything you will need to help you make your video.
Start by watching the ‘How To’ video above and reading the Workbook by clicking on the link below. If you need someone else to help you make your video, there is a Guide written especially for disability professionals.
There are 5 resources to help a person make their training video. Some of these are for the person themselves and some are for other people or organisations:
Making a Training Video for your Support Worker – Workbook
This workbook is for you, your family and friends and shows you the steps to make your training video.
Your Video Plan
Your Video Plan is a form designed to be used with this workbook. It brings all your ideas and planning together. We think you can’t make a video without it!
Helping People Make a Training Video – Guide
This guide is for people who are going to support someone to make their own training video. These people are support coordinators, therapists, case managers or anyone helping you to make your video.
Supporting the Person’s Thinking and Communication
This document gives great ideas for how people can support you to think about your video and to communicate as best you can.
Sample Training Videos
People have told us it’s sometimes hard to imagine what these types of training videos actually look like. It’s really great to see one before you start. You can see sample training videos below:
James’ support worker training video: WATCH VIDEO
Richard’s support worker training video: WATCH VIDEO
Michael’s support worker training video: WATCH VIDEO
Kirby’s support worker training video: WATCH VIDEO
Terry’s support worker training video: WATCH VIDEO
The Business Report is for organisations or professionals who want to work out how much it will cost to make these videos.
An evaluation of this project was conducted by La Trobe University to gain an understanding of the experience and to measure satisfaction from the perspective of all those involved. The findings also help inform further development of the project to underpin its application more broadly.