Michael Honeysett is employed at Turning Point as the Needle and Syringe Program worker, however his work and the reasons for this nomination extend beyond this role.
Michael is also a Koori Elder in the Fitzroy/Collingwood area and passionately supports and advocates for the Koori population. Michael is often sought out for advice and support regarding matters concerning the Koori people as well as the most disadvantaged who reside in our community.
Michael is often observed to be walking and talking to those living in our community who are very disadvantaged and he not only treats each one with respect but also works hard to assist them to access services to address their individual needs.
Michael is certainly a compassionate man who has developed into a well – respected advocate and practitioner within our community. Michael is a flexible person who regularly volunteers his time to a needy cause and contributes greatly to our community.
We are still not fully aware of all the work that Michael does for our community as it often goes unnoticed, which is part of his generous and humble nature.
Congratulations to Michael. He will receive a cash award that will be put toward professional development.