Annual Information Statement 2017
Muscular Dystrophy Queensland Ltd
Section A: Charity Information
Other names charity is known by (such as trading name):
Muscular Dystrophy Queensland
Basic Religious Charity:
Section B: Activities
Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Description of charity's activities and outcomes:
Muscular Dystrophy Queenslands (MDQ) purpose is to empower people living with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions to make the most of opportunities and fulfil their potential to live the lives they choose. People who live with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions have one (or more than one) of a hundred different, rare conditions. Each condition is similar in the way it progresses; reducing muscle function, causing fatigue, pain, increasing disability and medical complications. These conditions can first appear at any stage of life. The actual prevalence is yet to be determined, however we estimate there are more than 5,500 people living in Queensland who are eligible for our services.We provide whole-of-life services throughout Queensland, for children, teenagers, and adults living with the conditions. We also address the needs of their parents, care givers and families, and provide assistance to professionals working with our community.All domains of life can be affected when a person lives with these conditions; from health and disability, to housing, education, employment, recreation and community inclusion. Our role as the peak body representing the interests of this group of people is to provide information, systemic advocacy, leadership within the sector and a range of specialist services. We advocate for our communitys needs to be addressed and where possible we refer our people to existing services. When there is a clear and expressed need, and no alternative solution exists, we raise funds to provide services directly. Our free helpline and equipment loan programs are examples of this work.We believe our community are stronger together so we work closely with muscular dystrophy organisations in other states, to provide a national voice for people with neuromuscular conditions under the banner of the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, Australia. We work collaboratively with relevant national organisations and have relationships with smaller, diagnostic specific organisations. Muscular Dystrophy Queensland benefits from pro bono services and the commitment of a band of dedicated staff and volunteers. We rely on the generosity of donors and supporters for approximately 85 per cent of our income. We value all of these investments in our work which enables Muscular Dystrophy Queensland to remain the stable and trusted organisation which, for 40 years, has worked towards our vision of life without limits for people living with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions.
People with disabilities
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Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
Section C: Human Resources
- Full time employees: 4
- Part time employees: 7
- Casual employees: 4
- Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 12
- Estimated number of volunteers: 8
Section D: Finance
Charity's 2017 reporting period:
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement:
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Comprehensive Income Statement summary
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Section E: Annual report
Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?