At the recent ASSID conference in Hobart I had the pleasure of hearing about a great organisation called the Argo Trust. Dayna and Leigh talked about the history and culture of this single house organisation. The essential role of families in the establishment and ongoing success of the organisation was evident. I was particularly inspired with how the organisation appeared to stand up to funding bodies to say “no, that requirement is not meaningful and appropriate for us” and stand strong to have their voices heard. Images of the community of Argo provided evidence of respect, and the voices of staff and families caried love.
The service is in New Zealand. You can find out more throught their website www.argo.org.nz and blog http://argotrust.blogspot.com/