That's the great thing about Podio, it's incredibly flexible and it's used by all kinds of organisations big and small all over the world.
Podio has been a game changer for me, Isaac and his support team. I'm so grateful to my friends at Microboards Australia who introduced it to me several years ago and I'm really pleased to be able to do the same for you.
I'll build your core structure for you that you can then adjust to meet your specific needs.
So you can just get straight into adding your vision, goals, tasks, shift reports, training notes, medical appointment history and more.
I’ll tell you more about how it’s possible to get your hot little hands on this in just a moment.
But before I do…
There are a few important things you need to know first.
Especially if you’re wondering if an online portal is really what your team needs right now.
You are not going to be around forever. Getting that vision for a good life for your family member out of your head and into a platform that is organised and accessible to those that need it is an important safeguard for your family member with a disability.
If you don't have a vision for your family member's life, then someone else sure as heck will and you might not like it!
Giving that big folder to staff to read, is really unlikely to get them following your support practices.
I spent months, trying to create a training manual that staff would be able to pick up and follow.
But I found that just reading the information wasn't cutting through and staff weren't following the good stuff that was in that manual. Video, photos and sound were the key.
A big fat folder isn't very helpful if it's sat on your desk and your family member is out and about with a support worker who can't remember how to support them if they become highly anxious.
Then there is spilling coffee on it and pages getting ripped or lost. Urgh.
Podio has allowed me to just film things and make quick and dirty training materials in minutes.
Since then I’ve been able to rinse and repeat this do-it-once-and-it’s-done approach…
I've been able to focus on supporting my son to move out of home and crank up his delivery business instead of getting stuck in the weeds of managing staff.