Innovation Awards - Community Service

Innovation Awards 2013

Lake Maintenance – Innovation Awards - Community Service

The Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to present the 2013 Innovations Awards.

The Innovations Awards were established to recognise and showcase innovative practices and projects that lead to improvements in the experiences of patients and clients.

Award Categories

Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories-

Lake Maintenance – Gold Award

This is the ultimate award demonstrating leadership and excellence in person-centred service. It is open to all applicants and nominees from both Health and Human Services.

(The Gold Award will be judged independently of this process.)

Best contribution for service excellence in community services

An individual, team, group or volunteer within the area of children and youth services, disability, housing and community services who has made an exceptional contribution to directly improve the lives and wellbeing of vulnerable people and their families in Tasmania.

Leadership Award for working in new ways with community services

(this year in honour of Mike Willie (1952-2013) – Mike’s biography)

An individual, team, group or volunteer at any level of leadership who inspires other people to do their very best for children and youth services, disability, housing and community services. They may mentor, support, encourage and educate others. They may do this directly or through facilitating continuous learning, the development of knowledge or through research. They may work within the disability and community services sector in an education or research organisation. Above all, they inspire others to act wisely and care deeply about achieving the best outcomes for vulnerable people and their families in Tasmania.

Leadership Award for safety and quality in community services

An individual, team, group or volunteer within the area of children and youth services, disability, housing and community services who has made an exceptional contribution in the area of safety and quality. They may have enhanced a culture of continuous quality improvement within their organisation which has led to an increase in the effectiveness, efficiency or sustainability of their service to Tasmanian consumers.

Prizes will be awarded to winners of each of the categories for the benefit of patients / clients within their service areas.

Further information: disandcommservices@dhhs.tas.gov.au