We couldn’t do the things we do without our dedicated employees. Passionate Interchangers all over Perth, Rockingham and Mandurah are going above and beyond to support people with disability to live a good life.
Our awesome Interchangers bring passion and commitment to their vital roles. No two days are ever the same and supporting people requires hard work and commitment. We thought it is time to give back and recognise the people who are the heart of our organisation – our frontline support workers!
WA Disability Support Awards
Obviously, the best feedback is always the one coming directly from the people we support. Together with our valued customers we nominated 11 Interchangers, who went above and beyond for the people we support and our organisation, for this years WA Disability Support Awards.
The WA Disability Support Awards celebrate the significant contribution of individuals and teams who support people with disability to achieve their goals. The Awards recognise and reward people who go beyond ordinary standards of service and provide the highest standard of individualised support to increase the quality of life and inclusion of people with disability in Western Australia.
This year, Interchange, with support of our customers, has submitted three nominations. 10 People who demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and commitment to supporting people with disability. They all have gone beyond ordinary standards of service and had a profound impact on the lives of the people we work with and support.
Interchange’s Nominees for the 2021 WA Disability Support Awards are:
- Support Worker Gail in the category ‘Excellence in Supporting Inclusion and Citizenship’. Gail supported Myaree Customer Frances to be an active member of her local community by exercising choice, building skills, knowledge and experiences to strengthen community connections.
- Customer Joel’s Individual Living Options Team in the categories ‘Excellence in Home and Family Support’ and ‘Excellence in Rights Promotion – Supporting Choice, Control and Capacity Building’. Team Members Steven, Thomas, Ryan, Canmue, Maxwell, Constance, Mark and Kathrin, consistently provided support that met Joel’s complex support needs and empowered him to live independently, while also exercising choice and control and building his capacity to do so.
- Support Worker Kylie in the category ‘Excellence in Supporting Employment Outcomes’. Kylie made a significant contribution to supporting employment outcomes for customer Jordan by securing meaningful and rewarding work for the first time in 8 years.
Thank you everyone for all your hard work, dedication and passion in supporting people with disabilities to live a great life. We are incredibly proud to have people like you amongst us going above and beyond, and whatever happens you are all winners already and made a true difference in someone’s life.