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Connecting people with disability to increase their social and community relationships.

Join our Co-operative to find your people, grow your confidence and have some fun. 

About Us

Australia’s first and only co-operative owned and run by people with lived experience with disability.

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Strong & Capable Co-Operative is run by people with lived experience of disability for people with disability.

We’ve come together to support you to achieve your goals, by removing barriers and showing you what is possible.

Increase your Social & Community Relationships

Increase your social & community relationships through our Social Mentoring Program.

Be matched 1:1 with our lived experience community by shared interests & have more fun!

Why be part of a Co-operative?

Belong to a community

Be part of a community of people that have come together for a common purpose - to support each other to lead a life of your choosing.

Have your say

Belonging to a co-operative means that you have a say in how its run, meaning the direction of the co-operative is up to the members.

United by lived experience

Come together to connect, learn & grow. Feel supported by others who have overcome many of the challenges of living with disability and want to share their experiences to support you.

Reach your full potential

We want you to lead a full life and to do this you may need to access a range of services & supports, which can be overwhelming, that is why we're using our collective knowledge and experiences to support you & your goals.

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Together, we are Strong & Capable

Our collective strength puts us in a unique position to help. Our lived experience provides us with the knowledge and understanding to support and empower you  to achieve your goals.

“Since I joined Strong & Capable I have been able to participate in new activities and make new friends”

Alice, Member

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Be part of a united community

We’ve felt the anger, frustration and fear. And we’ve channelled our experiences to help you take control of your life.

Take control of your future.

Sign up to get our monthly newsletter and receive motivation and inspiration to lead the life you want.  

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