HWNS a disability innovation award finalist

House with No Steps was a finalist in the excellence in business development and change management category at the Disability Innovation Awards.

January 22, 2016

NSW disability organisations, practitioners and community groups were recognised at the Disability Innovation awards on the 8 October 2014 by the Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. John Ajaka MLC, for their innovative approaches to service delivery.

House with No Steps, one of Australia’s leading disability organisations in NSW, Qld and the ACT was a finalist in the excellence in business development and change management category. The nomination recognised their CQL Person-Centred Excellence Accreditation by The Council on Quality and Leadership and the implementation of Personal Outcomes Measures (POMs).

“The CQL accreditation for person-centred excellence reflects our passionate focus on measuring, reporting and continuously improving outcomes for every person we support. Evaluating the quality of our services from the point of view of our service users is a huge step beyond traditional disability practice and support”, said Andrew Richardson, Managing Director of House with No Steps.

At a ceremony attended by 170 guests from across the disability sector, winners and finalists of the NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards were thanked by the Minister for their contribution to greater inclusion, choice and flexibility for people with disability.

The Awards celebrate the many creative initiatives developed by non-government disability service providers and community groups who are thinking beyond traditional support models.

“Good innovation comes from improved understanding of your service users. This means developing solutions that are better, more attractive, more effective and more sustainable. Innovation is turning a great idea into an even better reality” Scott Holz, NDS NSW State Manager said.