STAR Community Services shines as awards finalist

SHINE ON: STAR Community Services general manager Patsy Wilshire.

SHINE ON: STAR Community Services general manager Patsy Wilshire.

STAR Community Services could win a share of $30,000 for its work to boost the social inclusion of its senior clients.

The disability support group, which is based at Cleveland, has been named as one of 13 finalists in the HESTA aged care awards.

Three award categories – team innovation, outstanding organisation and individual distinction – recognise groups and people who make exceptional improvements to the quality of life for older Australians.

STAR has been nominated as an outstanding organisation for helping seniors to combat social isolation and could win $10,000 for team professional development.

HESTA chief executive Debby Blakey said this year’s finalists were selected for their outstanding leadership in improving services and standards in the aged care sector.

“These finalists have developed innovative solutions and programs to overcome industry-wide challenges and all share an unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality care to ageing Australians,” she said.

“It’s an honour to highlight the amazing work of these teams, organisations and individuals, who are improving the quality of life of Australians in their homes, retirement villages and aged care facilities across Australia.”

The $30,000 cash prize pool is provided by ME bank.