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A community response to alcohol and other drug issues in the City of Yarra
2015 | Rosie Lew
November 20, 2015

2015 | Rosie Lew

This year the award recipient was Ms Rosie Lew who works for cohealth at the Innerspace Primary Health Care Centre in Collingwood. Rosie was selected for this award because of the dedication that she has shown for over a decade in the delivery of health care services, particularly needles and syringes, to clients who are often street-based and marginalised. Rosie goes out of her way to be friendly and welcoming to all clients and makes an effort to acknowledge everyone…

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2014 | Lauren Stuckey and Jane Dicka
November 20, 2014

2014 | Lauren Stuckey and Jane Dicka

Lauren Stuckey (Left in picture) has worked for the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) for 8 years. Initially Lauren worked at the Fitzroy Downstairs Day Program and Primary Health Service. Currently Lauren works as a Youth Drug and Alcohol Assertive Street Outreach Worker, where she supports a number of young people in developing appropriate treatment plans to support them with their complex alcohol and other drug issues. The award will assist Lauren in completing leadership training and a study…

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2013 | John Anderson and David Beech
November 20, 2013

2013 | John Anderson and David Beech

The 2012-2013 winners of the YDHF Worker of the Year Awards are: John Anderson (left) and David Beech. John Anderson has been working in the AOD sector for the past 11 years. John is one of the unsung heroes of the AOD service provision in Victoria. John is an experienced AOD worker who has a high level of experience and aptitude with clients, both forensic and voluntary. He is someone who will constantly "go the extra mile" for clients, and…

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2012 | Michael Honeysett
November 20, 2012

2012 | Michael Honeysett

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…

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