Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Ability Options Ltd
ABN
92003175335

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Connecting Health
  • Ability Options Employment
  • North West Personnel
  • AAISH
  • AAISH Nursery
  • Nepean Options
  • Ability Options Wholesale Nursery
  • Colour Options Nursery
Charity size
Large
Basic Religious Charity
No

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Yes
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:https://abilityoptions.org.au/aoweb/media/web-images/pdf/final-web-version_ability-options_annualreport2015.pdf
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
No
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
2,574.00
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
0
Total hours spent reporting
2,574.00

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Yes
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
$0.00
Government grants
$25,571,101.00
All other revenue
$3,807,278.00
Total revenue
$29,378,379.00
Other income
$1,839,846.00
Total gross income
$31,218,225.00
Expenses
Employee expenses
$20,479,912.00
Interest
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
$0.00
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
$0.00
All other expenses
$9,602,579.00
Total expenses
$30,082,491.00
Net surplus/deficit
$1,135,734.00

Balance Sheet extract

Assets
Total current assets
$22,963,273.00
Non-current loans receivable
$0.00
Other non-current assets
$11,469,069.00
Total non-current assets
$11,469,069.00
Total assets
$34,432,342.00
Liabilities
Total current liabilities
$8,478,231.00
Non-current loans payable
$0.00
Other non-current liabilities
$294,032.00
Total non-current liabilities
$294,032.00
Total liabilities
$8,772,263.00
Net assets/liabilities
$25,660,079.00

Section F: Other obligations

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