CRUcial Times 11: The contributions and potential of smaller community agencies

This edition of CRUcial Times focuses on the theme of "The contributions and potential of smaller community agencies"

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This edition contains the following articles:


Anne Cross

CRU Presidents Report

Mike Duggan

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.

Donna Best

Anne Low

David Low

Is bigger better?

David Hurse of Cairns looks at this question.  David is a community member of a management committee in a small service.

Competitive tendering

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.

El's story

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.