CSSA Award Winners
24 June 2013
The 2013 CSSA Awards were presented during the CSSA National Directors and Senior Managers Forum at Parliament House, Canberra, on Monday, 24 June 2014.
CSSA would like to acknowledge the generous sponsorship contribution from Catholic Church Insurance who have supported this significant event over many years.
The Perkins Award for Excellence in Service (Individual)
Dr Eugenie Tuck OAM
Based at Port Phillip Prison in Laverton, Dr Tuck has responsibility for oversight of patient-oriented clinical services. She has been instrumental in the development of improved practices in the management of State correctional health systems and has gained the trust of her correctional service patients by always treating them with respect and maintaining the strict confidentiality of the patient-doctor relationship that is expected of a medical professional.
Award for Excellence in Service (Organisational)
Central Australia Program, Jesuit Social Services
This program aims to assist the local community to find ways to enhance their lives, strengthen their family relationships and suggest how they can have greater control over their communities. The program also aims to advocate on behalf of the Eastern and Central Arrernte people and some remote communities around Alice Springs have benefited from the qualitative aspect of service delivery to these communities. Improvements have included enhanced dialysis service in Kiwirrkurra, more culturally appropriate leadership in Santa Teresa, and the development of new infrastructure in the Atitjere community.
The Norma Parker Award for Most Innovative Program (Organisational)
Horizon House Dianella, St John of God Social Outreach and Advocacy Services
This project provides 24-hour supported accommodation and individual case managed support to young pregnant women aged between 16 and 22 across two adjacent residential homes to, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Perth.
Residents enter the program when they are pregnant and can stay for up to six months after the birth of their baby until they find suitable independent accommodation. The service provides individualised, case management support to residents and optimises antenatal and postnatal health as well as addressing psychosocial factors which may be impacting on young women’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
There have been nine babies born since the service began in September 2012 and they have just taken on their 12th resident new-mum-to-be.