South Burnett CTC – one of the region’s largest employers – held its annual CTC Day at Wooroolin Hall recently to celebrate another 12 months of achievements, and consider some of the likely changes that lie ahead.
CTC is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support for families, youth, foster carers. It also provides respite options and runs the Gumnut Place disability enterprise in Murgon.
CTC CEO Nina Temperton thanked the workers for all their fantastic work over the past year.
“You focus on outcomes, you focus on clients … the work you do is absolutely outstanding,” she said.
And she emphasised that rumours that CTC was “going broke” were wrong.
“We actually made a small surplus,” she said.
However, she said there a strong likelihood of there being a retraction in funding in the near future for residential services, which meant CTC was likely to close one of its residential houses.
Also, by the end of CTC Community Kids will have transitioned to Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS) who won the tender for the service, and it was likely that long day care would also go to QLECS.
On the bright side, CTC was well-prepared for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout, although she anticipated there would be some issues.
As well as awards (see below), lunch and ice creams, the CTC Day also had a serious side.
The morning kicked off with Domestic Violence Bystander Training presented by Hayley Foster, from Griffith University, who presented an evidence-based violence prevention program which is designed to facilitate change and prevent violence.