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SLES in Harry Potter Style

SLES in Harry Potter Style

“Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin. For many young school leavers, Afford’s SLES (School Leaver Employment Support) program is a chance to strengthen their unique abilities with one-on-one support and...

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Spring has Sprung Across Afford

Spring has Sprung Across Afford

Affordians are celebrating the warmer weather and flowers blooming, with spring providing ideal conditions for everyone to roll up their sleeves and get out in the garden. Supported Accommodation residents in Victoria got their gloves on to tend to their home's garden...

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Campbelltown’s Dance School

Campbelltown’s Dance School

Throughout this turbulent year, it is heartening to know that we can all achieve our goals, stay connected to others and have fun when we are supported to let our abilities soar! Dance is a form of self-expression. It’s an opportunity for stress release and physical...

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Afford’s Support of People in Need Throughout History

Afford’s Support of People in Need Throughout History

October 24th marks World Polio Day. In a year where a global pandemic has altered daily life for many of us, World Polio Day is a time to understand the journey of global health experts and partners to eradicate Polio across the globe. It’s also a time to reflect on...

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Accommodating Families and Individuals

Accommodating Families and Individuals

Short Term Accommodation gives carers the chance to take breaks to rest and recharge throughout the year or catch up on other family and household tasks. Whatever the reason, Afford’s Short Term Accommodation provides respite for family members caring for loved ones...

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Queensland Snuffle Mats for a Good Cause

Queensland Snuffle Mats for a Good Cause

Dog lovers across the country will be all too familiar with snuffle mats. These colourful and fluffy mats are favourite playthings for all types of pooches. Animal loving clients and staff at our Wellington Point Day Program in Queensland couldn’t wait to create their...

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Afford Gregory Hills – Now Open!

Afford Gregory Hills – Now Open!

Colour sprinkled across every corner, games and activities to engage and delight, vast spaces for genuine social connections, a sensory room with all the latest technological inclusions. All this is now available to individuals with disability in and around the Camden...

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Caring for Carers – National Carers Week

Caring for Carers – National Carers Week

Caring for Carers - National Carers Week Over 2.6 million Australians provide unpaid care to support a family member or friend with disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, alcohol, or other drug issue or who are aged. This week...

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Focussing on Self for a Positive Outlook

Focussing on Self for a Positive Outlook

Victorian Affordians have faced Stage 4 restrictions for quite some time. As a way to encourage positive mindsets and meaningfulness in life for residents living in Afford Supported Accommodation across the state, staff are working with residents to focus on self....

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Job Support for School Leavers

Job Support for School Leavers

“I think I have a lot of qualities for the hospitality industry. I am polite and great at customer service.” – Ervin, Mt Druitt SLES Trainee. Ervin, like many young job seekers, wants to find a job that’s the right fit for him. He wants a job that suits his interests,...

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