Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Ability Options Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Connecting Health
  • Ability Options Employment
  • North West Personnel
  • AAISH Nursery
  • Nepean Options
  • Ability Options Wholesale Nursery
  • Colour Options Nursery
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Housing activities
General activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Emergency and relief
  • Employment and training
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Social services
  • Other health service delivery
  • Other recreation and social club activity
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Ability Options Limited exists for the purpose of providing support services to persons with social or intellectual disability. The range of services, supports and programs provided by Ability Options include: Accommodation and Supported LivingAfter School Vacation and Respite CareCase ManagementConnecting Health Allied Health ServicesDisability Employment Services (DES)Drop In Support and Disability Housing and SupportIndividualised FundingJobActiveTransition to Work Program (TTW)Social and Community ParticipationVTECWholesale Nurseries (providing training and employment opportunities)In 2015 Ability Options also provided support to participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Hunter trial site and Nepean Blue Mountains for 0-18). Working with people to turn NDIS plans into action. Transition planning is in place for the full NSW rollout by 2018. Copy of Annual Report:
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Elderly – 60 and over
  • People with disabilities
  • People at risk of homelessness/The homeless
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Unemployed persons

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 248
  • Part time employees: 102
  • Casual employees: 312
  • Volunteers: 15
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
New South Wales
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2015 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
New South Wales

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Government grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/deficit

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate