LASA EXCELLENCE IN AGE SERVICES AWARDS 2021

Nominations are now Closed.


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The LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards aim to promote and recognise excellence across the age services industry. The awards celebrate the passion, contribution and achievements of organisations, teams and individuals in the service of older Australians. The awards also seek to increase public confidence and community involvement in aged care and services.

Awards will be judged at a state level across the five categories with winners from each state progressing as finalists to the national awards. The national awards will be announced at the LASA National Congress 2021.

AWARD CATEGORIES

TEAM

This award recognises a team working within the age services industry that has demonstrated excellence through a significant initiative or contribution that has improved the lives of older people through the delivery of care and services, including the development or provision of high-level support services through innovation, leadership and person-centred care. While the team award is largely focused on outcomes for older people, judging criteria also extend to teams that embody a culture of enthusiasm, positivity and caring.

ORGANISATION

This award recognises an organisation that has demonstrated excellence through:
a) a significant initiative or contribution that has improved the lives of older people (or a specific group of older persons, such as those with dementia) through the delivery of aged care and services, including the development or provision of high-level support services through innovation, leadership and personcentred care; or
b) fostering the development of a vibrant, enthusiastic, caring and effective work culture that has a positive impact on the older people in their care, their families and other staff members, which may be evident in staff ratios, staff attrition rates, staff wellbeing programs, ongoing staff development and training, upwards mobility, and the engagement of staff.

RISING STAR

This award recognises and individual with less than five years industry experience who has demonstrated excellence through their contribution, initiative and dedication in the delivery of aged care and services. Relatively new to the age services industry, this individual has embraced their role and exemplifies the values of integrity, care and responsibility, and/or ingenuity.

INDIVIDUAL

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated excellence through their significant contribution, initiative and dedication in the delivery of aged care and services. The Individual Award recognises those who exemplify the values of integrity, care and responsibility, and/or ingenuity. It is awarded to people who model best-practice quality care and behaviour.

NEXT GEN YOUNG LEADER

This award recognises an individual under the age of 40 who has demonstrated excellence through their significant contribution, initiative and dedication in the delivery of aged care and services. The Next Gen Young Leader Award recognises those who exemplify the values of integrity, care and responsibility, and/or ingenuity. It has a particular focus on individuals who are using their youthful zeal to make transformative changes in the age services industry.

TEAM, ORGANISATION, INDIVIDUAL & RISING STAR

■ The nominee must be working in the age services sector at the time of nomination.
■ The nominee’s organisation must be a current financial Member of LASA.
■ Associate and Corporate Partners (Affiliate) organisations are ineligible for entry for these awards.
■ The nominee may self-nominate but must have the support of their employer.
■ Nominees may be nominated by an external nominator but must have the support of their employer.
■ The nomination must be made in the State where the nominee works or operates.
■ Rising Star nominees must have worked in the age services industry for less than five years.

 

NEXT GEN YOUNG LEADER

■ This category is open to members and non-members, age service providers and affiliates.
■ Nominees must be 40 years or under at the time of nomination to be eligible for this award.
■ The nominee must be working in the age services sector at the time of nomination.
■ The nominee may self-nominate but must have the support of their employer.
■ Nominees may be nominated by an external nominator but must have the support of their employer.
■ The nomination must be made in the State where the nominee works or operates.

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■ All nominations must be made via the official online nomination portals
■ All selection criteria must be addressed during the nomination process.
■ Nominations will be acknowledged with a nomination confirmation email.
■ Judging will take place the week after nominations close.
■ The nominator will be notified of their nominee’s success in being shortlisted as a finalist.
■ Nominees who are shortlisted as finalists will be required to participate in a short recorded video interview.
■ All finalists will be included in LASA media releases and other promotional activities.
■ The winners of each of the State Awards will be announced during the Awards screening online on Aged Care Employee Day, Saturday 7 August 2021.
■ The winners will progress to the National Awards which will be presented during LASA National Congress 2021.

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■ Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has established a Judging Panel to determine finalists and winners in each category.
■ The Judging Panel will comprise representatives from the age services industry directly involved with the sector.
■ All attempts will be made to ensure there is no conflict of interest between members of the Judging Panel and those submitting nominations.
■ Judging Panels will have complete discretion when considering nominations. Their decisions in respect of the awards are final. Judges may call for additional information or clarification on individual nominations/ applications.
■ No correspondence will be entered into in respect of the Judging Panel’s decision. The Judging Panel’s decision cannot be appealed.

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  Monday, 1 February 2021: Nominations Open
          Friday, 18 June 2021: Nominations Close
       Monday, 21 June 2021: Finialists Notified and Interviews Commence
    Saturday, 7 August 2021: State Winners Awards Presentation Online
     National Congress 2021: National Awards Presentation

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■ The State Winner of each category will receive a cash prize of $500.
■ The Winner in each category will be presented with the award for their category.
■ All nominations will receive a certificate of recognition.
■ Finalists and winners will have access to the Excellence in Age Services Awards 2021 seal, branded with the award category and year of achievement.
■ Winners of each State category will progress as finalists to the National Awards.
■ The National Winner of each category will receive a cash prize of $750.

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Congratulations to our 2020 National Award Winners

Please click here to learn more about our 2020 National Award Winners and our State Winners and Finialists for 2020.

The 2021 Excellence in Age Services Awards are proudly sponsored by:

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