This year, Afea Care Services is marking 15 years of caring, supporting and empowering our local community.
Let’s take a look back at our incredible journey!
After a string of unrewarding jobs, Esha Oberoi fell into support work in her early 20s.
Esha felt a deep connection with her clients, noticing they were feeling the same isolation she had felt through her teenage years. She quickly noticed some of them didn’t require round the clock care and could have remained living at home.
That’s when she decided to do something about it. At age 24, Esha founded Afea Care Services.
“Afea” is an acronym of her immediate family’s names: her father Anurag, sister Freya, herself Esha and mother Anju.
Anju joined Afea as its first staff member.
We invested the first $80,000 of our earnings to launch the Afea Business Management System, moving from Excel worksheets to tech-supported rostering and service.
We achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification, proving that we provide services that meet strict quality management standards. Find out more.
The team kept growing and we moved into a new office in North Sydney.
We were a Telstra Business Awards Small Business Finalist.
NDIS is rolled out nationally; Afea transitions from a care agency to a direct care services provider.
We onboarded our first 50 NDIS Clients at the start of the year. We moved from North Sydney to our Chatswood office in November.
Afea Online Client Portal and Carers Mobile App launched.
Afea was named Employer of Choice for Sydney Metro by Business NSW.
We were recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s Best Places to Work by Australian Financial Review (AFR), ranking #3 on the Health list.
Afea ranked #94 on the AFR Fast 100 Companies List. The list ranked organisations across Australia that have shown the most growth over the past three financial years.
We turned our Parramatta hub into our new headquarters.
For the second year in a row, Afea was #3 for Health on the Best Places to Work list.
We were named Outstanding Employer of Choice at the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE).
2023 – Afea celebrates 15 years of service!
We wouldn’t be here without the support of our clients, carers and staff. Thank you for being a part of the Afea family for the past 15 years!