Empowering Individuals and Breaking Barriers

My name is Amelia, and I am the project coordinator at Better Together, a non-profit disability support provider based in Caboolture. For over 15 years, we have been committed to supporting individuals with barriers to employment, helping them develop the skills they need to achieve their goals.

Stephanie, TURSA DES participant, Skye from TURSA and Amelia from Better Together talking about making a difference together

Our Programs and Collaborations

One of our key initiatives is the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program. We offer the Better Futures program, which provides a Certificate II in Hospitality and Tourism. Our classroom is a dynamic environment that caters to learners of all capacities.

We are proud to collaborate with TURSA, a partnership established last year. The presence of a TURSA staff member in our classroom enhances the learning process and reduces students’ anxiety. This collaboration allows us to provide comprehensive support to our service users, helping them prepare to engage in planning, and goal development for employment.   

Stephanie one of our students, loves to dance and she takes every lunch break opportunity to enjoy in her passion.  Her goal is to hopefully obtain work in a dance studio or something similar as well as go to Canada with her savings to be in the snow with her friends.    Sounds like a great goal to us Stephanie!

Our Approach

We believe in the power of support and collaboration. Having someone there to support our service users significantly helps with their mental health and psychosocial barriers. We encourage stakeholders, including family members, to be involved in the learning process. This allows us to better understand the individual’s needs and identify any community needs that we may not have addressed.

Our Impact

We operate from Tuesday to Friday, running daily classes from 9:00 to 4:00. We also have two other programs in Port Charlotte, running five days a week. We work with approximately 10 local non-profits and collaborate with close to 30 organisations across our programs. These partnerships allow us to offer our service users a wide range of opportunities and resources.

At Better Together, we are committed to fast-tracking our service users through the course to reach their goals. We believe in the power of community, collaboration, and commitment to change lives. We are always keen to work closely with organisations like TURSA, where collaboration and wraparound services can be expanded and offer additional support for better outcomes.

Better Together - Caboolture