Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan today called for nominations for the 2014 Victorian Disability Sector Awards.
Established in 2011, Mr Ryan said the awards recognised and honoured individuals, businesses and organisations that were making a difference to the lives of Victorians living with disability.
“It’s important that we acknowledge the contribution of individuals and organisations that choose to work on improving the lives of people with disability, whether that be in a voluntary or professional capacity,” Mr Ryan said.
“Victoria continues to be a leader in disability, with individuals, businesses and the disability sector partnering with the Coalition Government to introduce key reforms, such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).”
Mr Ryan said judges of the 2014 awards would look for entries across the nine categories that demonstrated innovative and creative thinking.
“I encourage nominations about people or organisations that are having a positive impact by thinking outside the box,” Mr Ryan said.
“Previous award winners include a volunteer who created a social media space for people with disability and a disability support worker who helped individuals to review their exercise programs and achieve their fitness goals.”
Mr Ryan said the 2014 Victorian Disability Sector Awards were a partnership between the Coalition Government and National Disability Services.
Nominations for the 2014 Victorian Disability Sector Awards close on Friday, 7 March 2014 and can be submitted at www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disabilitysectorawards
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