Leading Aged Services Australia’s CEO Sean Rooney welcomes the opportunity to showcase the significant contributions that aged care services, teams and individuals are making in the service of older Australians.

The industry is peppered with countless professionals, staff, volunteers and organisations who typically don’t look for praise or recognition, said Mr Rooney. It is their dedication that forms the backbone of the industry.

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 which will be announced at the LASA National Congress in October next year.

Award categories for the inaugural 2018 awards include:

  • 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

Deadlines for state nominations are:

  • South Australia and Victoria – 5 pm Friday, 12 January 2018
  • Queensland – 5 pm Friday, 16 February 2018
  • New South Wales, ACT and Western Australia – 5 pm Friday, 11 May

Nomination forms can be found here:https://lasa.asn.au/events/excellence-age-services-awards/