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About

Kudos Services is a bold, brave and ambitious organisation for children, young people and adults living with a disability and their families.

As a community of the most highly skilled and experienced therapists and support staff, together we exist to support and celebrate all people living with a disability, from early intervention to ongoing therapy.

About

The name Kudos was chosen because these achievements small and large need to be recognised, admired and celebrated.

Established in 2018, Kudos is a not-for-profit, employee-controlled mutual, owned and driven by its members-employees, including a wide range of highly skilled allied health professionals. This enables us to have an unmatched focus on the achievements of all people within our community of care.

We are the NDIS EC Partner in South Australia, offering the NDIS Early Childhood Approach for children younger than 9 years of age. Also, as an NDIS registered provider of supports, we offer hands-on therapy, behaviour support and specialist support coordination services for people aged 9+ tailored to their needs and goals.

Our friendly and passionate team is made up of occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, positive behaviour support practitioners, developmental educators and support coordinators.

We show up every day with positivity, flexibility and plenty of heart. We’re deeply invested in helping our clients live their best life; whatever that looks like. We go to a client’s home or school, a playground, the beach; where ever they are – we’ll be there.

 

Purpose

We help children, young people, adults and their families feel empowered, enabling them to achieve positive outcomes and be able to live their best lives.

 

VALUES

Knowledge

We are a highly skilled and experienced multidisciplinary team of child and youth therapists, sharing best practice techniques with our community of children and young people and their families or caregivers to achieve results together.

Camaraderie

We are a group of like-minded and purposeful people with a shared passion for improving the lives of children and young people.

Enterprising

We are bold, innovative and brave, driven to do things differently through our Australian first mutual model of integrated service delivery.

Heart

We will inspire and care for each other, take pride in our achievements through mutual celebration and ensure everyone in our community – therapists, children and families – are valued and appreciated.

 

Our Structure

Kudos is an employee-controlled mutual, formed when our team of public service professionals joined together to create a new organisation to deliver National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood (EC) and Therapy Services (9+) in South Australia.

The owners and drivers of our organisation are the employee-Members of our mutual enterprise, the highly skilled therapists and staff who work within it. This enables us to have an unmatched focus on the achievements of all people within our community of care.
As a cooperative community, Kudos exists to support and celebrate every child, young person and adult with a disability, from early intervention to ongoing therapy.

Our Board

Kudos Board of Directors is independently elected by our Members to govern our employee-controlled mutual. Our skills-based Board engages with our CEO and Members on Kudos’ strategic direction and business development and ensures financial stability and compliance.

Currently, the Kudos Board is composed by:

  • Rebecca Wilson  (Chair and Non-Executive Director)
  • Mary Freer  (Deputy Chair and Non-Executive Director)
  • Scott Bryant  (Non-Executive Director)
  • Elaine Nash  (Non-Executive Director)
  • Liana Reinhardt (Non-Executive Director)
  • Guy Turnbull  (Non-Executive Director)

 

What is a Mutual?

A mutual is a group of people who come together to meet a common economic, cultural or social need.

Mutuals grew rapidly in the United Kingdom following the industrial revolution in the early nineteenth century. Known as ‘friendly societies’ they were committed to self-help in the welfare of working people. Cooperatives and mutuals now exist all around the world.

In Australia, the turnover of the top 100 Cooperative and Mutual Enterprises (CMEs) in 2018 was $31.9b and employment in CMEs accounted for around 1% of all employment in the country*. Mutuals and cooperatives provide meaningful jobs and social and economic empowerment for their members and their communities.

Kudos is a proud member of the Business Council for Cooperatives and Mutuals. Find out more about CMEs and the value of mutuals to their members, the community and the economy by visiting the BCCM website.

*National Mutual Economy Report 2019 – BCCM

 

Strategic Plan

Kudos Services’ 2021-24 Strategic Plan: On Our Own Terms is built on four strategic directions that will guide our strategy, growth and development for the next three years.

The strategy focusses on co-designing outcomes with our clients, continuing our excellence in the early childhood approach, growing our quality Therapy services and supports, and living the mutual culture.

Click the link below to see our Strategic Plan.

Strategic Plan 2021-2024: On Our Own Terms

Previous Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2020-21

 

Annual Reports

Find out more about our employee-led mutual’s achievements and operations in our Annual Reports. You can read about Kudos’ services, membership and governance, financial reports, Board and Members Advisory Council reports, and much more.

Click below for our:

Annual Report 2020-21

Annual Report 2019 – 2020

Annual Report 2018 – 2019

Annual Report 2021-2022

Annual Report 2022-2023