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Awards presented for excellence in age services


Aged care provider Bolton Clarke has been well represented at LASA’s state Excellence in Age Services Awards, taking out individual and team gongs.

Bolton Clarke senior strategist Matiu Bush, the brains behind the One Good Street social networking progam, took out the inaugural Rising Star Award. The organisation also recieved a team award for its client-focused approach to wellness and reablement.

Matiu Bush

Bush has been a driving force in the organisation and has also created other initiatives to combat loneliness in older people, change the way people with dementia are treated  and engage communities in volunteering,

In accepting the award, he paid tribute to CEO Stephen Muggleton for “creating an enabling environment where innovation can flourish.”

Engaging the client

Sue Albert accepts the team award for Bolton Clarke

The Bolton Clarke Wellness and Reablement Team were recognised for providing an innovative model of care which actively engages the client and puts them at the centre of the planning process.

The awards, announced during a glittering dinner at the LASA Tri-State Conference in Albury on Monday night, recognise the achievements of organisations, teams and individuals from South Australia, the Northern Territory, Victoria and Tasmania.

They highlighted the dedication of an industry that was passionate about providing quality care, CEO Sean Rooney said.

“Our industry has countless passionate professionals, volunteers and organisations who don’t generally look for thanks or praise. It is their dedication and professionalism that make up the backbone of our industry,” he said.

The national awards will be presented at LASA’s national Congress in Adelaide in October.

Award winners VIC/TAS:
Organisation Award – Old Colonists Association of Victoria

Team Award – Wellness and Reablement Team, Bolton Clarke

Individual Award – Ryan Rodrigues (CraigCare)

Rising Star – Matiu Bush (Bolton Clarke)

Award winners in SA/NT:
Organisation Award – Uniting Communities

Team Award – Port Lincoln Home & Community Aged Care team

Individual Award – Moti Naral (My Care Solution)

Rising Star – Bill Papazafiropoulos (Ridleyton Greek Home for the Aged)

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