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Afford Supervisors at our Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) are always looking for ways to help supported employees achieve a happy and fulfilling work and social life for overall wellbeing.

That’s why supervisors at Afford’s Minchinbury, Prestons, Marrickville and Ingleburn ADEs set aside time every three months, for workers to get together at their site to socialise.

Many of the supported employees are work colleagues, as well as good mates. Allowing them to take some time out while at work to strengthen their friendships also encourages camaraderie and team culture.

Afford hosts these gatherings to support the wellbeing and work/life balance of its supported employees.

The recent quarterly social get together happened to coincide with the Monthly Awards announcements, so each site combined the two events for an extra special celebration!

Awards are given out each month for the Eagle Eye Employee, Achiever of the Month and Employee of the Month. The awards recognise workers for their great effort on the factory floor and their have-a-go attitude.

Supervisors organised a magician, giveaways and yummy pizza for each ADE event.

Before everyone chowed down on delicious pizza, the factory floors were cleared to comply with social distancing workplace rules. With Pizzeria on The Road churning out pizza after pizza for the hungry teams, there was no shortage of delicious tasting food with different flavours and toppings to try.

After lunch it was time for a little magic! Groups watched in awe as the magician performed card tricks! Audience members would sign a card and return it to the deck. Miraculously, the magician would make their card appear in the pockets of the stunned onlookers!

Attendees at each of the ADE events received an Afford goody bag. In the bags were new gear including an Afford hi-vis jumper and colourful beanie – just in time for winter!

“It’s a great place to be!” said Gordon Griff, Executive Manager, Commercial Services.

Afford ADEs are supportive workplaces where every individual can find work with purpose and meaning.

Find out more about how you can make friends and contribute to the community in an Afford ADE.