Congratulations to Ballarat, Mooney Valley and a team of Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Port Phillip & Bayside City Councils, who are the winners of the 2017 LGPro Aged & Disability Services Awards.
Ballarat City Council won the award for the Outstanding Program/Project (grant based) for their program Small Mobile Planned Activity Groups (SMPAG). This initiative aims to provide companionship and community connectedness to socially isolated residents through flexible and people-focused social support options.
Moonee Valley City Council was joint winner of the award for Outstanding Program/Project (non-grant based) for their Crown Street Stables Community Café. The café acts as a community hub that supports residents with disabilities to find meaningful employment, provides affordable meals to concession card holders, and helps keep local residents connected.
The five Councils of Glen Eira, Kingston, Greater Dandenong, Port Phillip & Bayside teamed up to be joint winners of the award for Outstanding Program/Project (non-grant based) for their project YouMeUs. This initiative is a free online training resource designed to help Council staff and volunteers to form a greater understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities, and seeks to promote the development of inclusive communities.
For more information on the initiatives of the winners and finalists click on the Awards Booklet in the links and downloads box below.