Employee-controlled Mutual

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 in South Australia.

Our structure

The owners and drivers of our organisation are 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.


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


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


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