What’s a weekend without a little bit of fun?
For many of us, weekends are a chance to either put our feet up or go outdoors and attend events. For families where someone has a disability, it’s important that there are supervised and accessible options. That’s why at Afford Queensland, we are enthusiastically offering our Club Afford services.
Club Afford is where it’s all happening, from taking participants football matches to music festivals and handmade and vintage markets, we’re doing it all.
Larissa is one of our most enthusiastic Club Afford participants. When she first joined Afford, she was a little reserved and hesitant to try any activities, but in the recent few weeks, we’ve witnessed her soar in confidence and now she’s brimming with enthusiasm.
“When we see clients enjoying themselves and becoming more social, making new friends, it just makes all our efforts worthwhile”, says Afford Queensland Team Leader, Antoinette Viray.
For many families, this is the first time that they have been to Club Afford outings. A lot of parents have said that in the past, their son or daughter would spend their weekend days at home, only being able to go out if their parents took them out. Afford is one of the very providers in Queensland that provide activities on weekends too.
So our social and community access services have been very well received here. It’s important for us to ensure the safety of our clients. All of our outings are supervised by our qualified Lifestyle Assistants.
“In the past 2 months that we have been running Club Afford here in Queensland, the feedback from families has been so positive. For many parents and carers, there was previously no alternative. So their child was at home during the day with limited social interactions. Since joining Club Afford families are thrilled to see their child make friends and have a variety of options for community access, helping them become more independent and active” said Antoinette Viray.