How we CoAct
You can’t find someone a job if they’re living in a car. Service delivery needs to integrate across the silos of employment, housing and other community services if we’re going to create sustainable transformations.
That’s why our membership model is our competitive advantage. When you talk to a consultant, you are actually talking to a diverse range of specialists at one time.
We also coordinate with other partners to deliver solutions that are proven to work.
We were founded in 1997 as Australia’s first social franchise. It's a model that differentiates us to this day. The grassroots membership retains independence of identity and governance but the national body provides leadership for the delivery of services at the front line, ensuring members are supported and performing.
In the communities in which we operate our network members are well known leaders with specialist local knowledge. They can pull levers, which create social and economic opportunities for the disadvantaged.
When we negotiate with a large employer for a national partnership, we take the role of a large national player. It’s this best-of-both-worlds character that makes us a partner of choice for public and private stakeholders across all sectors.
“ (CoAct) represents collaboration. Everyone else is competing against everyone else but they aren’t – they’re generating really powerful economies of scale. ”