This edition of CRUcial Times focuses on the theme of "The wise use of current opportunities that exist in Queensland"
This edition contains the following articles:
CRU Presidents Report
A promising new agency
The Queensland government has promised a new Agency that will strategically focus on the needs of people with disabilities and their families in this state. While not prescribing the “ideal” new Disability Services Agency, Margaret Ward identifies some important factors that the Queensland community would want the Minister and her government to consider and resolve.
Anne Hilton describes a collaborative effort by a group of people sharing a common vision for a young man at an important stage of his life.
A just and civil society
Donna McDonald writes the first in a series of articles by different contributors who consider the question: What is the part played by government in the creation of a just and civil society?
Looking for quality support
Tanya Barton highlights some of the issues that she has encountered since making a decision to live in a home of her own, leading a lifestyle of her choice. What Tanya has learnt will be of interest to others because, like so many things in life, there has been more to deal with than first imagined.
Looking after the wellbeing of the whole community
Felicity Taylor-Edwards of Goondiwindi is the Executive Officer of range of services that involves the whole community. Felicity says that through the involvement of local citizens, service recipients and service workers know that they are sharing in the creation of a better community for all.
When the right supports are in place
Elsie and Bill Butler of North Queensland describe some of the turning points in their son’s life and say that it’s amazing what can happen when the right supports are in place.