As the CEO of Cootharinga North Queensland, I am passionate about our vision and purpose. My participation not only raises funds to bridge the gaps to help us do this, it also highlights our vision for community inclusion, support and wellbeing.
What gaps? The National Disability Insurance Scheme is ground-breaking, much welcome and a great improvement on what existed previously. However, like all schemes, it does not pay for everything and we still need your support to help us bridge the gaps.
Cootharinga North Queensland is a not-for-profit and iconic North Queensland for-purpose organisation, which for the past 66 years has played a major role in North Queensland communities by supporting people who live with disabilities and their families; and now people who are ageing.
At Cootharinga we do not see ourselves as simply a service provider, we are part of the social and economic fabric of the communities we support. We live, work, play and spend our money in the North Queensland communities we serve.
Our vision: “Building a better world with people of all abilities!”
Our purpose: Tailoring solutions to assist people live the life they want
Our customers: Anyone who is having difficulty achieving the life they want, due to an impairment, whether permanent or temporary; or due to ageing
Cootharinga’s rich history demonstrates how a group of caring and committed citizens can start a chain of events that continues to improve the opportunities available to North Queenslanders, over decades.