Leading Australian not-for-profit disability organisation, Afford (The Australian Foundation for Disability), today announced its expansion into South Australia and Western Australia to provide locals with greater choice in disability supports to achieve their goals for work, home and life under the NDIS. Throughout its 68-year history, Afford has advocated for choice and opportunity for people living with disability. Afford’s expansion into South Australia and Western Australia comes after 150% growth across the organisation over the past three years. Commanding leadership in the disability sector, Afford has been recognised as the #1 Disability Care Provider in Australasia(1) and has won industry admiration(2) for unsurpassed staff job satisfaction. Afford offers South Australian and Western Australian residents living with disability greater choice in disability supports that extend beyond traditional programs and hours of operation. WATCH: About Afford “Afford’s whole-of-life approach to disability supports means that we get to know our clients, find out what they like and what their goals for life may be. “We look at every aspect of an individual’s life to help them get the most out of the NDIS do the things they love. We take the time to do this because we care,” said Afford CEO, Steven Herald. The not-for-profit currently supports some 4,000 people every day across New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. Across South Australia and Western Australia, 60,762(3) people living with disability are already benefiting from the NDIS. Afford will provide support for individuals and their families to get the most out of their NDIS plans. In addition, the 17,809(3) people in South Australia and 12,349(3) people in Western Australia receiving support for the first time, can benefit from the experience of Afford’s Support Coordination team to help them navigate NDIS terminology to secure funding for necessary supports. “Afford is different from other disability providers. We set a high expectation that every staff member delivers exceptional care for our clients every day,” commented Mr Herald. “Our staff are dedicated to their role of helping people with disability. They have this passion because we invest in training, employee development, and wellbeing to create supportive and innovative workplaces.” “As an organisation, we think outside of the box to adapt and deliver new life experiences for our clients so they can participate in activities and programs that they truly love,” Mr Herald added. For South Australian and Western Australian residents, Afford service and support hubs offer community access through one-to-one support and day programs. Individuals can explore more of their community and local events, extend their friendships, and develop skills in a supportive environment. Comfortable homes modified to suit the needs of people of all abilities are on offer for short-term care with Afford Respite. Independent living with 24/7 support when required is available in Afford’s Group Homes across South Australia and Western Australia. When residents join an Afford home, the Afford Lifestyle promises residents choice, independence, respect, and opportunity to live life on their terms under the NDIS. Health and wellbeing supports introduced into South Australia and Western Australia will see Afford’s Allied Health team of professionals in speech pathology, occupational therapy and psychology work with locals to provide tailored therapeutic and interventional supports. Afford services are opening in the South Australian suburbs of Elizabeth, Enfield, Pooraka and Gawler. In Western Australia, locals in Cannington, Mirrabooka, Mandurah, Rockingham, Stirling, and Joondalup will benefit from more choice in disability supports in their regions. As one of Australia’s longest-serving not-for-profit disability organisations, Afford goes above and beyond traditional service offerings to adapt to new operating environments to support individuals achieve their goals for work, home and life under the NDIS. For more information visit www.afford.com.au or call 1300 233 673.