Our story began in 2013 when the organisation 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 the 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 Central Queensland, Southern Queensland, and the Northern Rivers and New England regions in New South Wales.
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.