LASA is calling for nominations for the inaugural LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards in 2018.

CEO Sean Rooney said the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards aim to promote and recognise excellence across the diverse and dynamic fields of endeavour in the age services industry.

“The awards celebrate the passion and achievements of organisations, teams and individuals in the service of older Australians,” Mr Rooney said.

The Awards will be judged at a state level across a number of categories, with the winners from each state progressing as finalists to the national awards. The national awards will be announced at the LASA National Congress in October next year.

Mr Rooney said our industry has countless professionals, staff, volunteers and organisations who typically don’t look for praise or recognition.

“However, it is the dedication and professionalism of these individuals and organisations that make up the backbone of our industry,” Mr Rooney said.

The awards aim to celebrate and showcase the significant contributions being made to improving the quality of life of older Australians as well as promote community involvement in age services.

The 2018 Excellence in Age Services Awards are proudly sponsored by HESTA. To nominate or for more information please visit our awards page.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Organisation

Recognising an age services provider who has made an outstanding contribution to care and services development or provision of high level support to the aged by demonstrating leadership, innovation and excellence.

Team

Recognising a team, working within the age services sector, that has created an environment that encourages workplace diversity, positive workplace culture and increased staff well-being through development of a service or process or has used innovation and initiative to improve the lives of older people and improve the age services experience.

Individual

This award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the age services sector, has used innovation and initiative to improve the lives of older people, and has delivered high quality care to the aged.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • All Victoria and South Australia nominations must be received by 5pm Friday 12 January 2018
  • All Queensland nominations must be received by 5pm Friday 16 February 2018
  • All New South Wales, ACT and Western Australia nominations must be received by 5pm Friday 11 May 2018

These dates are indicative only and may be altered slightly.