On the 11th May, the National Disability Service in partnership with the Department of Communities hosted the WA Disability Support Awards 2019 at the Crown Perth.
Status attended the award night as part of “Team Andrew”, having received a nomination for the Excellence in Improving Employment Opportunities Award for the work we are currently undertaking to support Andrew in achieving his employment goals alongside Down Syndrome Western Australia and HBF. This award recognizes a person or team who have made a significant contribution to improving employment outcomes for a person with a disability.
Andrew, with support from Status, is currently undertaking his Certificate II in Customer Services with HBF, with a view to gaining future employment in this field. Status provides Andrew with weekly support to ensure that he is able to complete his certificate and move into employment.
With over 1000 nominations across 7 awards, the winners were announced to a crowd of 800 disability industry professionals. To be involved in such an event in our first year of operation in Western Australia is a fantastic achievement for the Western Australian Status team, and we look forward to being involved again next year.