Lunch at the park on a warm Spring day is what customers of Afford’s newly acquired Albion Park Lifestyle Centre enjoyed on the first day that Afford took over management of the site.
Before this, 13 customers had been without services, without access to the community and without support. The events of this year have been challenging for some disability providers, causing the closure of some services.
Fortunately for customers at Albion Park, Goulburn and Camperdown, Afford has stepped in and confirmed continuity of disability services and supports for all customers and their families.
From day one, the staff at Afford’s Albion Park Lifestyle Centre talked with participants about what they wanted to do and the programs they would like to see created.
Lunch at the park was the first and most popular choice, as well as trips to the shops and out along the coast.
“We have already had two customer consultations to ask our customers what they are interested in doing and learning about,” said Peter Smith, Team Leader at Afford’s Albion Park Lifestyle Centre.
“We’re planning a few trips out to local swimming areas and of course, doing some fishing along the coast. We’re also working on re-establishing community connections for our customers in and around the local area.”
With a whole of life approach to disability supports, Afford has already organised carers events for the families and carers of customers at Albion Park, Goulburn and Camperdown Lifestyle Centres.
With Afford services such as Supported Accommodation in Nowra and Worrigee and lifestyle centres in the Shoalhaven and Wollongong, the acquisition of the three new sites will give residents in and around the South Coast of NSW more choice in disability supports.