In 1987, a small group of community members founded a much-needed local transport service for older people. Known then as Caloundra HACC, the organisation received funding from the Federal and State Governments. The office stood directly opposite Moffat Beach on the Sunshine Coast; a small single room which housed only two staff members and two desks. No computers, no kitchen and certainly no grandiose visions of a Queensland wide health and wellbeing company.
But we went further. We built strong connections with our customers, based on genuine respect and care. We listened and learned about their experiences and challenges, from living independently to staying socially connected.
We asked ourselves ‘how can we help people, of any age, go beyond simply living to living and ageing well?’ Inspired by the possibilities, our dedicated team of staff and volunteers came together to reinvent our organisation and our services. We combined our excellence in services, world-class research, knowledge and ambition to create an industry-leading community services organisation. An organisation focused on the big picture and true innovation.
We called ourselves ComLink and went from providing transport services in one suburb on the Sunshine Coast to offering home care, social support and numerous other support services across 11 regions of Queensland.
Our new vision sparked a new name – Be. Now, we help people live the life they want, with a range of services to meet every individual’s needs. We’ve created a community—a family—where people can take back their independence.
We’re already exploring new and innovative ways to create healthy communities from new services, to social impact measurement, research and collaboration. Our future is bright and we are focused on fulfilling our promise and our vision of making lives the best they can Be!
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