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Afford Helps Jess Move Interstate

Posted by admin on July 21, 2020

Jess has just moved from the Western Suburbs of Sydney to the sunny shores of the Gold Coast. While she lived in Sydney, Afford’s Jamisontown Day Program supported Jess for one-to-one and group outings, skills development and to live life the way she wanted.

She is now being supported by Afford’s Southport team in Queensland to continue to do the things she loves and make friends for her new life in the Sunshine State.

To make Jess’ transition smooth and seamless, the Team Leaders at Jamisontown and Southport Day Programs worked closely with Jess and her family.

They talked about Jess’ goals for life and the things that matter most to her. The team supported her throughout the interstate move to ensure she and her family, were getting the support they needed.

Everyone at Southport Day Program made Jess feel welcome when she arrived. One of the indoor walls at the site features a tree that was beautifully hand-painted by a client.

Every person welcomed into the Southport community gets to write the name on a leaf of the tree. When staff mentioned this to Jess, she said: “Write on the walls!” While she wrote her name on a leaf, her cheeky smile revealed just how much this meant to her.

Staff at Southport support Jess to get involved in many of the activities she loved when she was in Sydney. The 24-year old is one of Southport’s social butterflies and has already made lots of friends on-site.

Jess loves getting out and about in the community. She enjoys taking strolls through the parks by the water or having lunch at one of the many beautiful spots around the Gold Coast.

At Southport, Jess is working on her independence and enthusiastically gets involved in making scones, banana muffins and quiche, to name a few.

When the karaoke machine comes out, Jess is front and centre! She is always up for a dance and a sing-along. Jess is an all-round star!

Afford’s expansion into Queensland has meant that Jess and her family can continue to receive the support they know and love. As a partner in your NDIS experience, Afford has a whole-of-life approach to supports that ensures that you receive necessary supports to lead a comfortable and happy life.

Are you moving interstate? Find out more about how Afford can support you for a fuss-free move into your new home state.

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