Active Care Network Winner.
THE commitment and service provided by Active Care Network’s team of 87 staff and volunteers was recognised when they received the Community Transport Provider of the year award at the peak body’s annual conference.
Active Care Network provides transport, home and garden maintenance and repair and community connection to almost 4000 people in the Penrith, Blue Mountains, and Blacktown local government areas.
Announced at the Community Transport Organisation Conference, the competition was of high calibre with ten nominees statewide and the judging criteria thorough.
“Winning this award means a lot to our team and clients. It is acknowledgment of the extra mile all our staff and volunteers go to when delivering our services, and keeping our clients connected,” said CEO Ben Jackson.
“This award is recognition for all the communities that we serve, the clients that we love and strive for, the other community transport providers that we learn from and share with, the community organisations that are our partners in service and the leaders within our communities that share and help us understand all the cultures that we encounter every day. Without the funding bodies and sponsors our service could not run and we hope they continue to listen to Active Care Network and other community transport providers about the needs in their communities,” Mr Jackson enthused, accepting the award on behalf of the team.
COVID hit all community transport operators and their clients extremely hard. It was Active Care Network’s evolving business model and vision for an empowered, engaged and connected community innovating to achieve independence and well-being – for the first time not emphasising or inferring transport – that has driven their engagement and service delivery today. It enabled them to address key principles of wellness and reablement; sustainability and continuous improvement; excellence in service innovation and delivery; that are embedded in our values, key performance areas and critical success factors.
Active Care Network has continued to diversify the social experiences they offer and partnerships to reach more people and to balance clients’ interests and independence whilst maintaining their safety and wellbeing.
The newly developed Home Support Services commercial home and garden maintenance and repair arm enables them to channel 100 percent of the profits from this business back into community connection programs that support older, marginalised and vulnerable people.
If you, your family, or friends need assistance with transport for shopping, medical or personal appointments or social outings; are after a quote for garden or home or garden maintenance, or you would like to volunteer with an award-winning team, give Active Care Network a call (02) 4722 3083
today for more information on our services.
And in case you need convincing – here is what one of Active Care Network’s clients, Rita says “I am extremely impressed with all the team at Active Care Network and the hard work they do in the office and on the road.”