Kudos Services - A Mutual Solution to a Complex Problem

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Founded in 2018, Kudos Services (Kudos) is the trading name of the Child and Youth Services Mutual Ltd., an Australian Public Company Limited by Guarantee. Located in Adelaide, South Australia, Kudos is a mutual enterprise, and a Public Benevolent Institution and charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Kudos is a provider of specialist allied health, support, and coordination services for both children and adults. Its client base comprises a diverse range of individuals including people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, migrants, refugees or asylum seekers, and people with a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. These services are delivered within the Adelaide metropolitan area and across the rural, regional, and remote communities of South Australia. In 2020 Kudos employed 58 full-time and 62 part-time employees and had an annual turnover of just over $11.32 million (Kudos, 2020a). The mutual is a registered provider of specialist services to people with disabilities under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This includes therapy services (e.g., speech therapy, occupational therapy), psychology, positive behaviour support, specialist support coordination and coordination of supports. Kudos is an employee-controlled mutual with its origins in the South Australian public service.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages43
Specialist publicationCEMI-CERU Case Study Research Report
PublisherCentre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI)
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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