Australian Foundation for Disability celebrates 65 years of service

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Sydney-based Afford has helped create meaningful activities and programs and worked with people with disability reach their personal and professional goals for over six decades [Source: Shutterstock]
Sydney-based Afford has helped create meaningful activities and programs and worked with people with disability reach their personal and professional goals for over six decades [Source: Shutterstock]

One of Australia’s longest serving not-for-profit disability organisations, Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford) is celebrating 65 years of service within the disability sector.

Through their support services, Sydney-based Afford has helped create meaningful activities and programs and worked with people with disability reach their personal and professional goals.

The organisation is proud of its many fulfilling programs, including an Allied Health Services Team which was established last year to help people with disability connect to specialists to promote skillbuilding and personal development.

Afford has also helped support people with disability, their families and carers through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with an increase in the number of person-centred services it offers.

Afford Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Steven Herald says that helping people with disability receive the best and necessary supports through their NDIS plan is an important and ongoing commitment of the organisation.

“The new NDIS is all about choice and individual supports so at Afford we want to make sure we understand everyone’s unique qualities to help them achieve all that they want out of life.”

One of the ways Afford does this is through their ‘Afford Getaways’ which gives clients the opportunity to go on a holiday with qualified staff members, as well as the industry’s first healthy lifestyles program, Club Afford which focuses on fitness, fun and healthy living for people with disability.

“We’ve had wonderful responses to both initiatives and offering Club Afford activities outside the traditional service hours means clients have greater choice to take part in programs when it suits them,” Mr Herald says.

The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Disability Council of New South Wales commend Afford on over six decades of service.

“The Disability Council NSW recognises the fine work Afford has been doing to work with and support persons with disability over the past 65 years. The work Afford has been and is doing to assist persons with disability and their families to transition to the NDIS is greatly appreciated,” Mark Tonga and Professor Eileen Baldry says.

For more information on Afford and the supports they offer, click here.

For more information on disability support and services, please visit DisabilitySupportGuide.com.au

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