At the Community Resource Unit (CRU) it is our mission to inspire, challenge and equip people to embrace ideas and take action so that people living with disability are active contributors to social and economic life. Together with people living with disability, their families, allies in the human services sector and the community we build a movement for change.
CRU exists to create and promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.
Our mission is to:
CRU engages with people on questions of values and vision; it provides inspiration and analysis and assists people to shape and deliver helpful, relevant and responsive human services and support arrangements.
The members of CRU include people with disabilities, families and workers from the disability sector. We want to create a space where everyone is welcome so we can start conversations and combine our efforts in pursuit of better lives for people with disability.
Based in Brisbane, Queensland with state-wide responsibilities, CRU draws on our national and international networks. The direction and management of Community Resource Unit Ltd. is vested in the Board of Directors that is elected annually. The implementation of CRU programs is the responsibility of the CEO and the staff team.
CRU was developed to support grassroots change in Queensland. Its origins lie in a 1987 initiative of Queensland families, professionals and people with disabilities who recognised that legislative change was insufficient to support authentic change for people with disabilities and their families. Read more in our History page.
CRU is a Company Limited by Guarantee (Ltd) not for profit organisation and exists to create authentic change that favours people with disabilities. It supports innovation and leadership whilst developing safeguards that protect and enhance possibilities for people with disability.
For further information contact any of the CRU staff.