Afford launches disability services that offer new life experiences for fun, health and happiness.
Fun, sun and a chance to live life to the fullest – that’s the motto for Afford’s newest person-centred services, Club Afford and Afford Getaways. The Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford) has been trusted by the community for over 60 years to provide disability services that are tailored for individual needs and aspirations.
The organisation’s latest programs are specifically designed to provide new life experiences that will bring happiness, socialisation opportunities and rest and relaxation.
Launched in 2015, Afford Getaways continues to grow in popularity as more people experience the benefits of these specially packaged holidays. Every Afford Getaway is researched, planned and packaged to provide a memorable holiday to make the dreams of participants come true. Holidays are designed to offer fun, meaningful and exciting experiences, so holidays can be created or personalised to suit the individual needs of clients.
Whether a request comes from an individual or group, Afford to committed to listening to each one to strive to make dream getaways a reality. Afford Getaway participants have travelled to a range of exciting destinations including Australia’s Gold Coast theme parks, Australia Zoo and Dubbo Zoo, and most recently to California to visit Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Afford Getaways also offers trips with a more relaxed itinerary such as holidays visiting museums, camping and fishing, as well as trips on Coral Sea Cruises. Holidays are attended by qualified and experienced staff to cater for participants of all care needs and those with multiple disabilities. Parents and siblings are also welcome on Afford Getaways to enjoy the holiday experience, whilst their loved one continues to be supported by trained Afford staff.
The NDIS has created greater choice for people with disability and Afford is embracing this individual freedom by allowing Afford Getaway participants to choose their support staff from Afford’s team of highly qualified and dedicated Lifestyle Assistants. It’s all about time out for a relaxing holiday – and Afford can be trusted to deliver memorable supported holidays with a difference. Afford offers many activities and services to our clients that go beyond the traditional disability service providers offerings.
Afford services strive to create fun, positive and engaging environments for people to socialise, learn, grow and achieve their own personal happiness. Club Afford is a new membership based program that promotes healthy lifestyle, fun and fitness throughout many Afford sites across Greater Western Sydney. Club Afford offers week day activities outside of the traditional service delivery hours and also weekend activities.
The focus of Club Afford is to provide meaningful social and leisure activities which are of interest to its members. Activities can include Zumba dance classes, discos, movie and games nights, but can also incorporate day trips to places like Taronga Zoo, NSW’s stunning Central or South Coasts, or to special events such as sporting matches or concerts. Some activities may incur a small fee, such as the admission fee into a museum.