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It’s not every day that you get to have a private screening at the movies. But that’s the very experience our Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) Supported Employees enjoyed when they all headed to the cinemas to watch, Ride Like a Girl.

Meaningful Work Opportunities

Afford operates five ADEs across New South Wales and employs close to 500 Supported Employees. Each employee has opportunities to develop their skills through meaningful work that interests them. But for our employees, working at an Afford gives them more than just a job. It offers a sense of purpose and creates good mates for life.

Afford Social Club

That’s why the Afford has invested in the creation of an ADE Social Club. As one of the Social Club activities, employees from Minchinbury, Marrickville, Prestons and Ingleburn ADEs attended a movie day to promote camaraderie and friendship between workmates. More than 230 supported employees, along with Afford staff, headed out to Event Cinemas in Liverpool and the Dendy Cinema in Newton to enjoy a private screening of Ride Like a Girl.

Afford organised for a bus to transfer employees to the cinemas for the ultimate ‘first-class’ experience. Everyone settled down into their seats and eagerly awaited the start of the movie. It was a new experience for some and many enjoyed having this time to spend with their workmates.

Make Friends for Life at an Afford ADE

After consuming a whopping 231 bottles of water and over 40 kilograms of popcorn, it was high fives all around as everyone exited the movie to talk about the movie they had just seen. There was lots of chatter, plenty of smiles and great moments shared between friends.

Employees enjoyed the outing. Allan said: “it was a beautiful movie.” Rita also thought “it was a stunning movie, really loved it.” While Lourdes commented, “when can we go to the movies again?”

Afford has a whole-of-life approach to disability services. We consider all aspects of an individual’s life so that they have support to live the life they want. Whether it is through work, at home or in life, Afford supports individuals to enjoy activities that interest them and bring happiness. We care!

Find out more about working in an Afford ADE and other Afford supports to help you live the life you have always wanted.