Change the Story 

Change the Story is a nationwide storytelling project celebrating ability and showing how sustainable, meaningful employment can change lives and activate communities.

Sammy's Story

Sammy’s story is one of a school leaver with disability joining the world of work. It’s about Sammy getting the right support to thrive in a job that he loves. This is a story of how hard work and following your passion can lead to fulfilment and growth.

Bridie's Story

Bridie’s story is one of how building confidence opens opportunities. Travel into Bridie’s world of heightened senses, where her disability has awakened and enhanced her sense of smell, touch and taste – and what that means for her career. This is a story of someone who hasn’t let her vision impairment stop her.

Priya's Story

Over the last eight years, Priya has worked with CHESS Connect to support her employment needs. In the last five years alone, Priya has employed 18 people with disability in her small business. This is a story that shows the positive impact that a supportive employer can have when they focus on the positives, choose inclusivity and invest in the development of people.

Billie's Story

Billie’s story is one of breaking down stereotypes and creating their own story. It’s about how having the right mindset and support can only lead to success. This is a story of following passions and fearlessly being yourself.

John's Story

John’s story is one of a job seeker with disability who has ridden the wave of long-term unemployment. Out of work since 2012, John has faced many barriers that have led to anxiety, lack of self-confidence and little hope. Now armed with the right support and connections from his Recruitment Partner, Wendy, John’s story is changing. This is a story of how patience and perseverance can steer you in the right direction.

Bernie's Story

Bernie’s story is one of how disability can be an advantage, empowering the beholder to embrace it and thrive. Get up close and personal with her manuscript – a piece she has written as a therapy for her bi-polar. This is a story of how meaningful work gives a sense of purpose to people with disability and to those who employ them.

Caterina's Story

Caterina’s story is one of self-discovery. It’s about not letting one moment in time control how you live the rest of your life. This is a story of coming out of your shell and getting through adversity into a place of happiness, whilst building supported relationships.
Change the Story Kelsey

Kelsey's Story

Kelsey’s story is one of how hard life can sometimes be. From the minute she was born, Kelsey has had to fight. Her story shows how hard situations can breed new confidence and determination. This is a story about how your dreams are always at reach, no matter how tough the situation.

Our Service Partners

CoAct is a national partnership of for-purpose Service Partners, working together to make a difference in the lives of everyday Australians through Employment Services and community activation. Our proven partnership model which, we call the ‘power of many’, has been in place for over 20 years.

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