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Cara Inc

Contact

Name: Natalie Kerkman

Position: Fundraising and Events Manager

Email: nkerkman@cara.org.au

Website: http://www.cara.org.au

Address

Unit 1, 2-4 Adam Street

Hindmarsh SA 5007

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Our Mission / Objective

Cara is a leading South Australian disability service provider.

We have more than 1000 staff, who we call our ‘Possible People’, that work alongside children and adults with disability across South Australia, including metropolitan Adelaide, Mt Barker, Murray Bridge, Mt Gambier, Kadina, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Port Lincoln, as well as supporting people with disabilities in surrounding areas.

We are committed to supporting our customers to grow as individuals and live fulfilling everyday lives. Our promise is ‘we find possible’. We find possible in our values, in our commitment to being person-centred and in our drive and passion for our work.

We celebrated our 25th anniversary in May 2020. Cara began independent operations in May 1995 but our history dates back even further – we were part of the Spastic Centres of South Australia, which was formed in the 1950s.

We provide support to empower people for greater independence.

Our Services

Long-term Supported Accommodation
Respite and Short-term Supported Accommodation

Home & Community Support
Learning & Skills Development
Recreation

Our Beneficiaries

We work in partnership with people living with disability, their families and the community, to create a better life.

We focus on people with significant and multiple disabilities and complex needs.

We assist people in their daily lives with support to live at home, to take a break, to get out and have fun, to learn and grow.

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Liz Cohen,

Leadership Team

  • Karen Limb, Chief Financial Officer
  • Todd Williams, Executive Manager – Quality & Safeguarding
  • Kerry Presser, Executive Manager – Operations
  • Marcus Gehrig, Executive Manager – Customer Experience, Marketing & Communications
  • Lorraine Johnston – Executive Manager – Employee Experience & Workforce Development

https://cara.org.au/about-cara/our-people/executive-team/

Names of Board Members

  • Mr Nick Smith, Board President
  • Ms Lucy Davies, Board Vice President
  • Ms Jane Carey, Board Director
  • Mr Matthew Nicholls, Board Director
  • Mr Michael Hutchison, Board Director
  • Ms Pamela Lee, Board Director
  • Mr Stephen Larkin, Board Director

https://cara.org.au/about-cara/our-people/our-board/

Number of Employees

Over 1,000

Registration Information

ABN

22 813 645 129

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Leave a gift in your will to help us continue to find possible for children and adults living with disability.

 

As one of South Australia’s leading disability service providers, we are proudly different. We are a profit for purpose. That means every bit of profit we raise is invested back into services and experiences for the children and adults we support.

We welcome the inclusion of Cara in your will.  Bequests, both large and small, play a vital role in funding services and experiences for our customers.  Including Cara in your will leaves a personal legacy for the support of children and adults living with disability.

We recommend that you speak with a Solicitor to ensure that your wishes are properly expressed and executed. Please refer to our website for further details on Gift in Wills

 

The Forget-me-not is a symbol which recognises Cara’s history and celebrates its independence and future direction of growing stronger.
Forget-me-not Flower

General Donations

Every gift, no matter the amount, goes a long way to help adults and children with a disability live rewarding lives.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Donate via our website HERE

Work with us

At Cara, we’re all about people – our extraordinary customers, our values-driven staff and our dedicated Board of Directors.

All of our people are truly passionate about what they do – working alongside children and adults with disability to live the way they choose and achieve their goals.

With the introduction of the NDIS, we more than doubled our staff numbers between 2012 and 2019. In July 2019, we celebrated employing our 1000th staff member.

you can meet some of the people behind Cara, and find out what motivates them in their work, every day, HERE

We are always looking to grow our team. If you’re interested in joining our team, please visit our Careers page HERE or call us on 08 8347 4588.

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Cara is a leading South Australian disability service provider.

We have more than 1000 staff, who we call our ‘Possible People’, that work alongside children and adults with disability across South Australia, including metropolitan Adelaide, Mt Barker, Murray Bridge, Mt Gambier, Kadina, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Port Lincoln, as well as supporting people with disabilities in surrounding areas.

We are committed to supporting our customers to grow as individuals and live fulfilling everyday lives. Our promise is ‘we find possible’. We find possible in our values, in our commitment to being person-centred and in our drive and passion for our work.

We celebrated our 25th anniversary in May 2020. Cara began independent operations in May 1995 but our history dates back even further – we were part of the Spastic Centres of South Australia, which was formed in the 1950s.

We provide support to empower people for greater independence.

Our Services

Long-term Supported Accommodation
Respite and Short-term Supported Accommodation

Home & Community Support
Learning & Skills Development
Recreation

Our Beneficiaries

We work in partnership with people living with disability, their families and the community, to create a better life.

We focus on people with significant and multiple disabilities and complex needs.

We assist people in their daily lives with support to live at home, to take a break, to get out and have fun, to learn and grow.

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Liz Cohen,

Leadership Team

  • Karen Limb, Chief Financial Officer
  • Todd Williams, Executive Manager – Quality & Safeguarding
  • Kerry Presser, Executive Manager – Operations
  • Marcus Gehrig, Executive Manager – Customer Experience, Marketing & Communications
  • Lorraine Johnston – Executive Manager – Employee Experience & Workforce Development

https://cara.org.au/about-cara/our-people/executive-team/

Names of Board Members

  • Mr Nick Smith, Board President
  • Ms Lucy Davies, Board Vice President
  • Ms Jane Carey, Board Director
  • Mr Matthew Nicholls, Board Director
  • Mr Michael Hutchison, Board Director
  • Ms Pamela Lee, Board Director
  • Mr Stephen Larkin, Board Director

https://cara.org.au/about-cara/our-people/our-board/

Number of Employees

Over 1,000

Registration Information

ABN

22 813 645 129

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Leave a gift in your will to help us continue to find possible for children and adults living with disability.

 

As one of South Australia’s leading disability service providers, we are proudly different. We are a profit for purpose. That means every bit of profit we raise is invested back into services and experiences for the children and adults we support.

We welcome the inclusion of Cara in your will.  Bequests, both large and small, play a vital role in funding services and experiences for our customers.  Including Cara in your will leaves a personal legacy for the support of children and adults living with disability.

We recommend that you speak with a Solicitor to ensure that your wishes are properly expressed and executed. Please refer to our website for further details on Gift in Wills

 

The Forget-me-not is a symbol which recognises Cara’s history and celebrates its independence and future direction of growing stronger.
Forget-me-not Flower

General Donations

Every gift, no matter the amount, goes a long way to help adults and children with a disability live rewarding lives.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Donate via our website HERE

Work with us

At Cara, we’re all about people – our extraordinary customers, our values-driven staff and our dedicated Board of Directors.

All of our people are truly passionate about what they do – working alongside children and adults with disability to live the way they choose and achieve their goals.

With the introduction of the NDIS, we more than doubled our staff numbers between 2012 and 2019. In July 2019, we celebrated employing our 1000th staff member.

you can meet some of the people behind Cara, and find out what motivates them in their work, every day, HERE

We are always looking to grow our team. If you’re interested in joining our team, please visit our Careers page HERE or call us on 08 8347 4588.

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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