Community Care and Transport Co-operative
The Community Care and Transport Co-operative (CCAT) is an initiative to allow non-profit community care providers to thrive in a changing funding and policy environment, while retaining our core values and continuing to serve our communities.
The concept of CCAT is to allow its members to remain as local community focused service providers while building a core business support service ensuring that operating costs are minimised. This is accomplished by CCAT members outsourcing their administrative and overhead functions to a central location. CCAT members can also gain more buying power by tendering together, and advocate together with government and business partners. The co-operative seeks to be a ‘third way’ in helping community transport and home support organisations serve local communities with leading edge business services, advocacy and thought leadership.
Our goal is not merely surviving the changing environment, but to far surpass it by become better versions of ourselves. We aim to provide more care, to more people, with even higher standards of service. Each member is engaging its local community more extensively than ever, and we are setting the standards that will carry to the entire state of New South Wales. Through CCAT, our operations are being streamlined to maximise efficient use of resources to expand the variety and flexibility of services all for Australians regardless of circumstances.
The Community Care and Transport Co-operative (CCAT) has been the recipient of donated office equipment courtesy of Edge Environment. Sourced from an Edge Environment client in Bond Street Sydney, the furniture includes desks, chairs, pedestals and storage facilities. The donation provides critical infrastructure for CCATs expanding operations in adapting the community care sector to new funding initiatives. Read More
The Community Care and Transport Co-operative (CCAT) has come a long way since it was launched in December 2015, when it grew from a discussion paper written to Transport NSW for consideration.
In 2018 the Commonwealth Government proposes to end block funding for Community Transport services. This will mean that transport costs for the elderly and disabled could increase up to 2000% to meet the the new user pays system. These changes will also mean loss of employment in the Care Sector for hundreds of workers. Please sign the petition to keep block funding for Community Transport and keep prices reasonable for all transport disadvantaged people.