Central Coast Finance Manager Leanne has taken out the top prize in Just Better Care’s national ‘Possible Awards’.
The Possible Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of Just Better Care employees, who help older Australians and people living with disability to achieve their goals, providing in-home care and support.
There were two award categories, with Leanne winning the office staff category for 2018.
Leanne is described as an “all-rounder”, responsible for managing the cases of high-need customers, as well as all aspects of the business’s finances.
Just Better Care Central Coast Director Verity Gannon said Leanne is skilled, hard-working and has been an integral part of the business’s recent growth.
“Leanne brings a vast amount of industry knowledge to her role,” Verity said.
“She has helped so many Just Better Care Central Coast customers over the years to ensure that they get the support needed to keep their independence.
“Leanne is loved by everyone, as she takes a caring and friendly approach to every customer and every situation.”
Leanne joined Just Better Care 10 years ago with a strong desire to help people.
“I originally applied for the position because I love working with the elderly and helping people,” Leanne said.
“I’m passionate about providing the services that everyone wants and deserves so they can live their life to its fullest. Everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their goals.”
Leanne shares the win with Christine, Team Leader from Just Better Care Gold Coast who won the national award in the community-based staff category for 2018.
More than 230 Possible Award nominations were received from Just Better Care customers and staff members across Australia throughout the year. Thirty staff members went on to be nominated for the national award.
Chief Operating Officer Alison Chandler said she is so grateful to Leanne for her commitment and dedication.
“The Possible Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of our people who assist, motivate and inspire others,” Ms Chandler said.
“Leanne is a valuable member of our Central Coast team and an incredibly deserving winner.
The passion and commitment that she displays to help her colleagues and customers is commendable.”
Ms Chandler said home care services can help older Australians and people living with disability live the life they choose.
“In-home care is increasingly popular and is now being accessed by even more older Australians,” she said.
“Living at home has many benefits – it can improve quality of life and help people to stay active and connected to their communities, but unfortunately it’s not always possible without help.
“In-home care and support services can help people living with disability and older Australians to live on their own and within their local communities.
“Subsidised home care packages are available for older Australians through the Australian Government’s Home Care Packages program.”
Leanne’s win was announced at a special afternoon tea with her colleagues. She was awarded a certificate and financial grant.
Do you know a Just Better Care employee who deserves to be recognised? Nominate them for a Possible Award.