Team effort nets award

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Community Home Care executive manager of operations Julie Cooper chief executive officer Sue Clements and executive manager for quality compliance and training Andrew Robinson were announced the Rural, Regional and Remote Provider of the Year for WA.
Camera IconCommunity Home Care executive manager of operations Julie Cooper chief executive officer Sue Clements and executive manager for quality compliance and training Andrew Robinson were announced the Rural, Regional and Remote Provider of the Year for WA. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Disability service and support organisation Community Home Care was announced the WA winner of the Rural, Regional and Remote Provider of the Year at the ACSA WA annual awards on July 12.

Community Home Care chief executive officer Sue Clements said she was honoured to win the award.

“It shows that in the regional areas we are highly regarded and ACSA is the body that protects us so to be recognised by them is great,” Mrs Clements said.

“It recognised that we do put a lot of time into our regional communities and that we work to meet their needs, as well in Bunbury being a bigger city, and we are pretty proud of it.

“We weren’t expecting it at all and the night definitely took an upwards trend.”

Executive manager for quality compliance and training Andrew Robinson said support from the community played a big part in their success.

“The local knowledge, local coordinators, local support workers and volunteers, which is the other side of the award,” Mr Robinson said.

“We provide lots of opportunities for volunteers to get involved and help out, possibly 300-400 across the community,

“That has always been a big part of the service that we can provide.”

Mrs Clements said it was great to have board members at the dinner to witness the team’s achievements. “I’m not just talking about the three of us, I’m talking from me all the way down to our support workers and our volunteers, who are the most important because they’re the ones that are out there day to day with our clients,” Mrs Clements said.

“It’s a whole organisation award, no one person has contributed any less than anyone else and they all need a pat on the back.”

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