“Our history tells the story of a heartfelt vision to make a genuine difference.”
It started with a
LEAP OF FAITH
In 2013, Magenta Community Services was established by Tony and Jonny Iuso in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Driven by their passion and dedication, Tony and Jonny’s vision centred around the provision of personalised and accessible services that focus on people. The organisation became a vehicle for accessing National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and My Aged Care services.
Tony and Jonny’s connection to the disability and community sectors stems much deeper than their more than 30 years of professional experience. It embodies their life work and the memory of their daughter, Emily. Born in 1992 with major health complications and diagnosed with a disability, Emily tragically passed away in 1996 leaving a legacy that both Tony and Jonny feel is their vocation.
Passion and determination culminated in 2013, and Tony and Jonny took a leap of faith to establish the organisation. When the doors opened in July, services supported one person. Fast forward to today and Magenta supports nearly 500 people each year across three regions – Gladstone, Toowoomba and the Northern Rivers.
Today, Tony and Jonny sit on the Magenta Advisory Board and their son, Liam has joined the ranks as a support worker.
Magenta Community Services is proud of its grassroots history. A history that embodies compassion, kindness and cooperation, and is propelled by a heartfelt vision to make a genuine difference to the lives of others.
What our name
says about us
The name, Magenta Community Services has a colourful history.
A colour of universal harmony and emotional balance, magenta is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life.
The colour’s intention is to create harmony and balance in every aspect of life; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
A combination of red and violet, magenta contains the passion, power and energy of red, restrained by the introspection and quiet energy of violet.
Magenta influences our whole personal and spiritual development. It strengthens our intuition and psychic ability while assisting us to rise above the everyday dramas to experience a greater level of awareness and knowledge.
In the wheel of colours, magenta represents universal love at its highest level. It promotes compassion, kindness and cooperation and encourages a sense of self-respect and contentment in those who use it. Gentle and caring in its approach, it generates acceptance, tolerance, support and patience.
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about our team
Our team is professional, welcoming and supportive, and together, they are the driving force behind everything we do.