Our clients’ parents and carers are incredible individuals who demonstrate dedication, courage and empathy in everything they do.

Afford regularly hosts events where parents and carers can come together for some fun, friendship and relaxation. For example, our carers program in Sydney recently hosted a number of day and night events in their local area, which have been a huge success.

The Mount Druitt Community Centre team visited the cajun seafood restaurant Kickin’ Inn for some spicy seafood to celebrate their first carers event of the year. It was a great turn out to the event, with around 30 parents and carers in attendance. The night was bustling with laughter and some wonderful stories being shared.

“It was great to build rapport with each other and keep in touch! It’s also important for parents and carers to know they have each other as a support system and can build friendships,” said Team Leader, Keleiola Tino.

Parents and carers from the Cherrywood Community Centre celebrated with a dinner cruise on the Nepean Belle Paddle wheeler followed by a chat around the campfire at Nepean River Jetty, Tench Reserve.

The best part of the night was when everybody gathered around the campfire to share their stories and have a good time. It is also great to meet the parents in person, some of which I had never met before,” said Lifestyle Assistant, Ilaisaane Ngalu.

The Kings Park Community Centre parents and carers celebrated a little differently with a spa and afternoon tea day out. They visited Woodcroft Village for manicures, pedicures and coffee while getting to spend some quality time together.

“These four parents have been coming to our events for a long time and know each other well.  Everyone was happy, the atmosphere was warm and we had lots of laughs,” said Lifestyle Assistant Kay Wongwai.

Our carers events are an excellent way for families, friends and carers to socialise with others who have shared life experiences and develop meaningful friendships. Find out more about our carer supports and community centres.

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