Queensland’s age services industry will showcase its outstanding organisations, teams and individuals when the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards are announced at LASA’s Queensland State Conference on the Gold Coast next Thursday evening, 14 March.

The awards promote and recognise excellence across the diverse and dynamic fields of endeavour in the age services sector and celebrate the passion and achievements of organisations, teams and individuals in the service of older Australians.

LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the Queensland entries demonstrate some of the best and most innovative provision of care and services being delivered to older Australians and their families.

“It gives me immense pleasure to meet the individuals and teams who are doing so much to help older Australians, their families and the communities they serve.”

Categories include Organisation, Team, Individual, and for the first time, Rising Star, which recognises an individual with less than five years industry experience who has made an outstanding contribution to age services.

Mr Rooney said LASA is particularly proud to have initiated a ‘rising star’ award for 2019 “in keeping with our future focus for the industry and nurturing the next generation of age services staff and leaders.”

The awards will be judged at a state level across the four categories with each of the state winners progressing to the national awards to be presented at LASA’s National Congress on 27-29 October.

LASA congratulates the following Queensland finalists:

 Individual and Rising Star: Sue Branchett (Bolton Clarke), Jenny Caswell (Home Instead – Brisbane South & Ipswich), Natalie Pirret (Woombye Care), Chaplain George Rankin (Lutheran Services).

 Organisation: Liberty Community Connect, Woombye Care, Co.As.It Community Services, Ballycara.

 Team: At Home Support Services (Bolton Clarke), Centacare Cottage Respite (Centacare Community Service), Client Support Coordination Team (Jubilee Community Care).


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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Media Contact: David O’Sullivan Ph 0427 138 024  E davido@lasa.asn.au