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2019 Rebecca Britt Award & Stevenson Awards winners

2019 Rebecca Britt Award & Stevenson Awards winners

The 2019 Rebecca Britt Award and 2019 Stevenson Awards winners were recently announced during our end of year celebration events.

2019 Rebecca Britt Award winner
The Rebecca Britt Award is presented to a person we support who has demonstrated many wonderful attributes during the year. The winner of the 2019 Rebecca Britt Award was Joshua Steer.

Joshua is a very caring young man, who is described as a true gentleman – you can’t help but smile when you’re near Josh! He is warm and generous with his time, often taking time out to sit with reception staff at our Melba Avenue site and join in their chat. His loving personality exhibits so many of Rebecca Britt’s finest qualities; his love for life, his positive attitude, and his heart so full of kindness.

Picture above: Joshua Steer with Board Director, Jonathan Pickering.

2019 Stevenson Award – Individual category winners
The Stevenson Award acknowledges a staff member and a team who contribute significantly to improving the overall quality of the services provided at Melba.

Congratulations to Simon Scoggins and Donald Harvey who were recently announced as joint winners of the Stevenson Award – Individual category.

Simon has done amazing work during the year to assist with the transfer of Government services to Melba. Simon is the frontline to assist transferred staff with information relating to rostering and recording timesheets. His work and attitude exemplify our values and The Melba Way.

Simon Scoggins with Life Gocernor, Nan Stevenson

Donald (pictured below) is exceptional as part of the reception team at Ballarat. He supports all the office staff, and always goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure things are running smoothly for everyone.

2019 Stevenson Award – Team category winners
Congratulations to Arthur Creative and the Larbert Road group home team for being awarded the joint winners of the 2019 Stevenson Award – Team category.

Arthur Creative are an innovative and fabulous team made up of highly qualified arts practitioners who work tirelessly throughout the year providing their high level of knowledge and skills. The team are outcomes-driven, and they strive to gain opportunities for all who participate in the program.

Pictured above: Arthur Creative team

Earlier this year, our Larbert Road group home experienced unexpected flooding. The quick actions of the team meant that everyone who was at the home at the time was safely evacuated. While the home was undergoing the necessary repairs, appropriate emergency accommodation was organised in Queenscliff. For the next 10 days, the Larbert Road team travelled to and from Queenscliff, which was over an hour and a half away, to ensure that people had continuity of support, and were happy and safe during this time.

Pictured above: Larbert Road team with Life Governor, Nan Stevenson.
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