AwardLiberty Community Connect is proud to be presented with a number of industry awards.

These awards and achievements are in recognition of all staff, volunteers and committee members – past and present.  Liberty has always been blessed with a workforce who are passionate and who genuinely care about the people we are here to support.

We are truly thankful to all of the below organisations for acknowledging our efforts and honouring us with these awards.

Volunteering Gold Coast 2014 – “Gold Coast Community Project of the Year – Hands of Hope

During Disability Action week in September each year, Liberty embarks on a project to showcase the talent of the Centre Based Leisure and Lifestyle group (adults with disabilities). The 2014 ‘Hands of Hope’ Exhibition was held at the Gold Coast City Gallery to honour and celebrate the artistic abilities of our clients.

‘Hands of Hope’ is a project showcasing the deeply personal stories of the challenges faced by the artists.  The exhibits aim to raise awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities within the community.

For many, the gathering at the centre is the only opportunity in the week for much needed socialising and friendships.  The 2014 Disability Action Week project ‘Hands of Hope’ exhibit follows two previously successful exhibitions in 2012 and 2013, and winning the Montelupo Ceramic Art Award for people with a disability in 2011.

Carers Queensland Carer 2014 – State Winner Friendly Business Award – Great Service Provider

Carers Queensland Carer 2014 – Regional Winner Friendly Business Award – Great Service Provider

During Carers Week each year, Carers Queensland celebrates individuals and organisations that have made positive differences in the lives of carers in Queensland. Liberty is proud to be presented with these awards in recognition of the services provided to our clients and their carers daily.

Leading Age Services Australia Qld 2014 – Excellence in Care Organisation Award

Liberty was presented with this award due to our commitment to providing services to the elderly, people who live with a disability, and their carers. This award recognized Liberty’s outings, community projects, services and staff and volunteers as contributing to the well-being of clients and the wider community.

The judges noted that they were impressed with our “grass roots” approach to care.

“We were so impressed with not just the amazing support they gave to clients, in spite of their size, but the testimonials from those whose lives were so greatly enhanced by the personalised and caring support and services they, and their families received. The very first testimonial really sums this up, with the client saying ‘these services have changed my life from being lonely to a happy man’.” Quote – LASA-Q judging panel

Spinal Injury Association 2013 – Inclusive Community Champion – Best Community Service Provider

This award “celebrates local businesses that offer services that foster and encourage an Inclusive Community – a community that can be accessed, enjoyed and participated in by everyone.” Through the services we provide, Liberty was recognised as an organisation that supports clients to form and maintain connections in the community. Although Liberty was recognised as providing many services that enhance community inclusion, we were nominated specifically for our programs for adults with disabilities.