For the second consecutive year, Feros Care have been privileged to receive an award at the Light Up awards.

This is the NDIA’s top-tier of recognition and acknowledgement of those who demonstrate a clear contribution through living the values and going above and beyond the expectations of their role.

The awards include 8 award categories based on the NDIA’s Agency Values and Participant Service Engagement Principles. This year, The Feros Care Mackay LAC Team won the ‘Making a Difference’ Team Award for their Housing and Homeless Project, making us the only Partner to win an award for the last two years.

The Housing and Homeless Project started as a commitment to work at the grassroots level with some of society’s most vulnerable citizens; people with a disability who are experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of becoming homeless.

“Special thanks to Chances Café who worked with us as a project partner on this particular project,” said Rebecca Chivers, Feros Care’s Manager of Capacity Building and Engagement, in her acceptance speech during the winner announcements. “They provide opportunities of employment for people that are homeless or at risk of homelessness, allowing us to reach that grassroots level of people in the Mackay area.”

“This collaboration with mainstream and community services provided opportunities to holistically support those experiencing homelessness, and the project has now been embedded as business as usual.”

The NDIA notes that the awards are a reward for the great work our people do, every day; and Feros Care was acknowledged for their contributions to the community, building linkages and connections to support the most vulnerable people.

While the eight-category awards could not be received in person in 2021, Feros Care was recognised nationally through an email from NDIA Chief Executive Officer, Martin Hoffman.

“Congratulations all of the winners for their outstanding achievements contributing to the Agency and delivering on our commitments to our participants,” he said.

Read more about our Housing and Homelessness Project here.

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