Contact-free disability supports to individuals across Australia

Leading Australian disability not-for- profit, Afford, has today launched, Afford TeleCare; an innovative, contact-free and virtual method of delivering disability supports to individuals across Australia who need continued access to essential care from allied health professionals for overall health and mental wellbeing. 

Adapting to Australia’s current COVID-19 social distancing and isolation measures, Afford’s (The Australian Foundation for Disability) new initiative will give people living with disability access to continued care and support from the comfort of their own home. 

Afford TeleCare connects individuals to allied health professionals across a range of services including, but not limited to, psychology, occupational therapy, emotional regulations and speech pathology via a virtual platform, to develop routines and explore meaningful activities during isolation. 

Afford understands the importance of continued development of social skills, sensory modulation and various other supports for mental health and overall wellbeing. 

“Afford TeleCare will change the way disability supports are delivered. The virtual platform will give every individual access to their regular allied health supports from the comfort of their own home. Using various forms of technology, Afford can provide remote, contact-free care so that clients can be assured of regular health management, throughout the current isolation and social distancing measures,” said Afford CEO, Steven Herald. 

Afford TeleCare is available for existing and new clients who wish to access these services. Afford is committed to developing new methods of delivering disability supports so that every person living with disability has the opportunity to achieve their goals and feel assisted during Coved-19 under the NDIS. 

Watch this video to find out more about Afford TeleCare: 

Afford is a registered charity and has been operating in Australia for 68 years, providing a range of disability supports to thousands of people every day. 

As one of Australia’s longest-serving not-for-profit disability organisations, Afford goes beyond traditional service offerings to adapt to new operating environments to support individuals achieve their goals for work, home and life under the NDIS. 

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