Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, today met with Philip Anderson, CEO of Australian Foundation For Disability (AFFORD), to announce its successful application for funding as part of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
“I’m very pleased to announce that AFFORD has received $18,756 as part of the 2013 Community Building Partnership Program,” Stuart Ayres said.
“AFFORD is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to helping people with disability. They provide the support, programs and facilities that assist people develop their skills, their independence and their enjoyment of life.
“The funds will be used to purchase an interactive smart-board and to install a modified disability specific kitchen.”
AFFORD CEO, Mr Philip Anderson said the money from the Community Building Partnership Program really helps AFFORD to make sure that the young adults with disability who are part of the day programs are able to achieve the best possible learning and behavioural outcomes.
“The purchase of this new equipment for the Penrith Day Program ensures that AFFORD will be able to provide our clients with leading edge programs to maximise learning, development and to have a great quality of life. Grants from programs like Community Building Partnerships make a significant difference to our ability to help people with disability achieve extraordinary things and AFFORD is always very grateful to receive these much needed grants,” said Mr Anderson.
“This equipment and modification to the kitchen will assist in enhancing the lives of those people with a disability living in our local community,” added Stuart Ayres.