The AIM Centre
The AIM Centre started in 1986 as a protective workshop for the Association for the Physically Disabled and originally opened as a residential home for people with disabilities in Kensington.
In 1997, the Centre raised enough funds to move to a new location – where it currently stands today, opened its doors to more people, who primarily came from previously disadvantaged communities.
Today, the Centre which is conveniently situated in the heart of Kensington, provides a safe working environment for people with disabilities. The building itself has a friendly and informal feel to it and is ideally suited to disabled people who find it difficult adjusting to a formal workplace environment.
Finding meaningful work is essential, especially for people living with disabilities. An important objective for the AIM Centre is to proactively and effectively develop the lives and workplace skills of the Centre’s participants.
The Centre’s garden is an endless source of joy for the participants. There are a variety of herbs and veggies growing in pots and planters around the Centre, which are regularly harvested for use in the kitchen.
The Centre welcomes and encourages visitors (by appointment) to meet and greet participants and to get a hands-on feel for what the Centre is all about.