The dedication of individuals, teams and organisations in Queensland’s age services sector has been recognised with the announcement of the state winners of LASA’s Excellence in Age Services Awards, presented at the 2019 State Conference on the Gold Coast.

The award winners are:
Organisation Award – Ballycara.
Team Award – Client Support Coordination Team (Jubilee Community Care).
Individual Award – Sue Branchett (Bolton Clarke).
Rising Star – Chaplain George Rankin (Lutheran Services).

“The outstanding achievements of the winners, and indeed all our finalists, shows once again that our sector is passionate about providing quality care for older Australians,” LASA CEO Sean Rooney said.

“In a vast and diverse state like Queensland it’s also great to see winners coming from both metropolitans and regional centres. It shows that older Australians are receiving excellent care and services no matter where they live.

“There are countless other passionate professionals, volunteers and organisations whose dedication and professionalism make up the backbone of our sector.

“I congratulate all the Queensland nominees, finalists and winners of LASA’s 2019 Excellence in Care Awards for their outstanding efforts and the contributions they make daily, not only to our industry, but to the lives of the older Australians they care for,” Mr Rooney said.

Sponsored by HESTA and McCullogh Robertson, LASA’s 2019 Excellence in Age Services Awards have promoted and recognised excellence across all fields of age services in Queensland. The state award winners will now progress as finalists to the national awards, to be presented at LASA’s National Congress in Adelaide from 27-29 October.

Congratulations also to the following finalists:
Individual: Jenny Caswell (Home Instead – Brisbane South & Ipswich), Natalie Pirret (Woombye Care).
Organisation: Liberty Community Connect, Woombye Care, Co.As.It Community Services.
Team: At Home Support Services (Bolton Clarke), Centacare Cottage Respite (Centacare Community Service),

LASA’s 2019 Excellence in Age Services Award nominations were reviewed by a panel of industry experts. LASA would like to thank all the judges for their time and dedication and a special thanks to HESTA and McCullough Robertson for making the awards possible.

About Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)

LASA is the national peak body representing and supporting providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living. Our purpose is to enable a high performing, respected, and sustainable age services industry delivering accessible, affordable, quality care and services for older Australians.

We represent providers of age services of all types and sizes located across Australia’s metropolitan, regional and rural areas. Consistent with the overall industry profile, 57% of our Members are not-for-profit providers, 33% are for-profit providers and 10% are government providers.

Our diverse and representative membership gives LASA the ability to speak with credibility and authority on issues of importance to older Australians and the age services industry.

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