This edition of CRUcial Times focuses on the theme of "The contributions and potential of smaller community agencies"
This edition contains the following articles:
CRU Presidents Report
One size does not fit all
A vibrant network of support
Margaret Ward tells a story that shows us what is possible when there is a commitment by services to be responsive.
People with disability advocating for change in the community: three committee members talk about their contributions
Three committee members talk about their contributions.
Is bigger better?
David Hurse of Cairns looks at this question. David is a community member of a management committee in a small service.
Morrie O’Connor, who has worked with a community organisation for many years, was asked this question. He says that the following elements may well be added to the community.
The privilege of sharing
Helen Carty found that while it is possible to resign from a committee, it is impossible to resign from relationships, shared experiences and common values
Valuing each other
The writer of this article, who prefers not to be named, believes that small services in the Queensland community have a proven track record, and offers an example.
Daisy Kellie tells her daughter’s story.
Pursuing the dream
Colleen Dolan of Cairns shares the story of pursuing the dream of an ordinary life for her daughter.