NDIS and Aged Care Providers
The Co-operative Life (formerly Co-operative Home Care) is an employee owned co-operative which started in 2013. We provide support services to adults of all age groups who have mild, to very complex and multiple disabilities, people who live with chronic disease or are frail and elderly.
The vision for The Co-operative Life arose from founder and co-owner, Robyn Kaczmarek’s experience working in the home care service sector and seeing the challenges of low wages, poor working conditions, isolation and poor training affecting staff morale and the quality and continuity of care provided to older people and people with disability.
"I was shocked at the quality of care provided by agencies, people were falling through the gaps and there wasn’t enough service or continuity of staff for people to be getting good care… People weren’t in the office so they didn’t complain.”
Robyn Kaczmarek, founder and co-owner
The Co-operative Life motivation is based on the fundamental premise that engaged employee-owners deliver a higher quality of care and support than traditional forms of home care service provider.