A Community Access and Lifestyle Support Service

Specialising in Lifestyle and Recreation

Support Staff

This page is used to provide links to useful resources for Support Staff. The linked websites and resources are provided for information purposes only and are not endorsed by Lifestyle Connections Association Inc.

Fair Work Commission
Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Social Role Valorisation


“SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION” (SRV) is the name given to a concept for transacting human relationships and human service, formulated in 1983 by Wolf Wolfensberger, Ph.D., as the successor to his earlier formulation of the principle of normalization (Lemay, 1995; Wolfensberger, 1972; Wolfensberger, 1983). His most recent definition of Social Role Val- orization is: “The application of empirical knowledge to the shaping of the current or potential social roles of a party (i.e., person, group, or class) — primarily by means of enhancement of the party’s competencies & image — so that these are, as much as possible, positively valued in the eyes of the perceivers” (Wolfensberger & Thomas, 2005).

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