NDS WA in partnership with the Disability Services Commission has established the Disability Support Worker Awards. These awards recognise the valuable role of support workers in promoting the quality of life and inclusion of people with a disability in Western Australia.
More than 450 people attended the 2013 Disability Support Worker Awards on Saturday 16 March 2013 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The highlight of the night was the special performance by Emmanuel Kelly, former contestant on the X Factor, and the presentation of seven awards.
The winners and finalists are:
Individual Accommodation Support Award
Finalists: Juliana Roth, Person Supported and Jennifer Colorado Moreno, Senses Foundation
Winner: Christine Kelly, Goldfields Individual & Family Support Association and person supported
Shared Accommodation Support Award
Finalists: Jagroop Gill, Nulsen and Ursula Klein, Autism Association
Winner: Sarah Lenhard, The Centre for Cerebral Palsy
Community Support Award
Finalists: Debora Gomides, Rocky Bay and Russell Cullum, Family Member of Person Supported
Winner: Nerilee McKenzie, The Centre for Cerebral Palsy
Emerging Leader Award
Finalists: Lucy Pearson, The Centre for Cerebral Palsy and Amy Nunn, Intework
Winner: Eamon Rice, Life Without Barriers
Disability Employment Services Award
Finalists: Gina Glendining, Autism Association and Didier Monot, EDGE Employment
Winner:Elaine Green, Workpower
Australian Disability Enterprises Award
Winner: Eric Jarvis, Goodwill Engineering
Regional Disability Support Worker Award
Winner: Russell Cullum, Family Member of Person Supported
The 2014 Awards will be held in April.
Contact Information NDS WA
PO Box 1428 Osborne Park WA 6916
Unit 1/59 Walters Drive Osborne Park WA 6017
Tel: 9242 5544 | TTY: 9443 3107 | Fax: 9242 5044
Professional photos from the 2013 Disability Support Worker Awards will be made avaliable for download in the Gallary.
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