On Wednesday 16 November, Scope held its Annual Awards at Melbourne Park Function Centre.

The annual event is an opportunity to gather together and celebrate the achievements and contributions of Scope staff, customers and community partners.

Brett Reynolds from Scope’s Communication Access team was the MC for the event. Attendees were also treated to videos showcasing some of Scope’s achievements over the last year. These included the Golden Art Space in Bendigo, working with V/Line to achieve the Communication Access symbol and Ben Hill’s Melbourne Marathon story.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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Brett Reynolds, MC

Staff Awards

Staff, “See The Person” Award

Winner: Sam Haycroft, Scope San Remo Lifestyle Options.
Sam  has supported a previously isolated individual to integrate socially and emotionally with his peers. He has also supported five customers to create a band that now plays in their local community.

Staff, “Do It Together” Award

Winner: Scope James Street Team
Through consistent communication and working together, James Street Respite are continually improving on their already safe work practices.

Staff, “Do It Right” Award

Winner: Andy Davies
Andy is a quiet achiever, and uses Scope’s systems and the data to support the business in making informed and timely decisions.

Staff, “Do It Better” Award

Winner: Katie Marx
Katie has worked tirelessly over the past 12 months on developing a human rights framework for people who access Scope’s services. Katie has shown Scope how we can continue to ‘do it better’ for people we support.

Debbie Otto Award

Winner: Kerrin Braithwaite
Kerrin is the proud leader of the West Early Childhood Intervention Services team, consistently recording high levels of satisfaction from families.

Staff, "Do It Right" winner Andy Davies & Neil Farr, General Manager, People and Culture (Scope).

Staff, “Do It Right” winner Andy Davies & Neil Farr, General Manager, People and Culture (Scope).

Community Awards

Community, “See the Person” Award

Winner: Lisa Frost
Lisa strongly advocates for people with a disability and helped to develop the Brimbank Disability Network Group.

Community, “Do It Together” Award

Winner: Friends and Relatives of the Garden (FROGS) Team
The Friends and Relatives of the Garden are a small group of volunteers who have worked in the Sensory Garden at Scope Chelsea Lifestyle Options since 2006. .

Community, “Do It Right” Award

Winner: Helen Mansell
For ten years, Helen has been the Sole Trustee in Victoria for the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation (ALCMF). When GoKids was established in 2002, the ALCMF committed to an ongoing partnership with Scope and agreed to assist with the funding of walkers.

Community, “Do it Better” Award

Winner: Traralgon Police
Larry, a 61-year-old who Scope supports, was able to realise his dream of entering the Police Force by being presented with his own Victoria Police jacket and being deputised to the Traralgon Police.

Customer Young Leader Award

Winner: Troy Van Heer
Troy was able to travel to Japan with his Scout group by working closely with Scope’s therapy team to identify and prescribe a suitable wheelchair.

Customer Leader Award

Winner: Rochelle Shortis
Rochelle is a talented individual who attends Scope’s Golden ArtSpace in Bendigo. She is always and encouraging others and striving to achieve inclusivity for all.

Customer Team Award

Winner: Scope Golden Artspace Artists
The Golden ArtSpace has a team of 16 artists who come together each week to enjoy working together on creative ventures. They have a welcoming attitude towards new artists and are empathetic and tolerant of other people’s needs.

Kaleidoscope Art Program

First Prize

Ibrahim Ibrahim – Fruit & Flower Symbols

Fruit and Flower Symbols by Ibby Ibrahim

Second Prize

Barbara Edis – Mystic River

Mystic River by Barbara Edis

Third Prize

Jarrod Mayer – Biggie Smalls

Biggie Smalls by Jarrod Mayer
Lynn Sturgess – Under the Sea

Under the Sea by Lynn Sturgess

Scope Service Awards

Recognising Scope’s long-serving staff members

50 Years
35 Years
Irene KwongAdriana Pace
30 Years
25 Years
Carmen Debono
Denise West

Jennifer Maffei
Christine Lamont
George Botros
Jeffrey Dagg
Margaret Boow

20 Years
15 Years
Robert Moore
Valerie Everist
Susan Shields
Elvira Caligiuri
Keith Dickson
Peter Bruhn
Karen Bloomberg
Patricia Overs
Joanne Little
Khiem Pham
Renu Ambardar
Joyce Chan
Justin Kavanagh
Benjamin Dzioba
April Gardner
Demelza Johnson
Sally Littlewood
Jill Lightowler
Sarath Wickramanayake
Jillian Callaghan
Sharon Higgins
Kay Mcdonald
Robyn Brown
Debra Bourke
Wasantha Samarasekera
Elmarie Kensley
Diane Haycock
John Szczesny
Hana Klimkeit
Andrea Lambie
Kim Barr
Linda Hayward


Carmen De Bono and Denise West, recipients of 30 Years of Service Awards

Carmen De Bono and Denise West, recipients of 30 Years of Service Awards

 Feature Image: Ibrahim Ibrahim, Kaleidoscope winner