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Care Connect volunteer wins Victorian Disability Sector Awards

Victorian-Disability-Sector-Awards_Dorothy-accepting-her-award_croppedCare Connect is proud to announce Dorothy Docherty (Chairperson, Consumer Voice Committee, Care Connect) has been presented with the Volunteer Award at today’s Victorian Disability Sector Awards held at ZINC, Federation Square.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams, organisations and businesses assisting people with a disability to achieve their personal goals. The Awards are a joint initiative between National Disability Services and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Today’s award recognises Dorothy’s exceptional leadership and vision in ensuring the voice of consumers is heard by home care provider, Care Connect as well as the sector, now and into the future.

Dorothy says “It was this intense, confusing and life-altering experience that had me decide to dedicate the rest of my life to educating both the health system and the broader community about what is possible for people who suffer from brain injury or who have a disability”.

Paul Ostrowski, Chief Executive Officer, Care Connect Group says “In my five years as CEO I have developed an enormous respect for Dorothy Docherty – her passion for consumer needs, her commitment to the sector, her determination to ensure that Care Connect and other organisations are genuinely placing consumers first.

“Dorothy has a unique energy for her role, quietly but tirelessly guiding us in the right direction. By having the courage to volunteer in a very public leadership role, Dorothy has shown how volunteers can impact not only individuals, but organisations, government and the wider community. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award.

“The whole organisation congratulates Dorothy and thanks National Disability Services and the Department of Health and Human Services for acknowledging her inspirational leadership and vision”.

Dorothy Docherty is available for media comment. To view Dorothy sharing her story view www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLuP0gwoOKw

Media enquiries contact:

Sally Johnstone, General Manager, Marketing and Business Development, Care Connect

M: 0402 217 395 E: sjohnstone@honh.space


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