For over 30 years, Footprints Community has provided high-quality care and support to vulnerable members of the community in the Greater Brisbane, Logan and Moreton regions. We specialise in working with older people, those that experience disability, mental illness, as well as those who are at risk of homelessness.
Our care and support are provided by dedicated teams of staff and volunteers who have proven their commitment to these communities time and time again, through their hard work, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are extremely proud of the commitment and hard work that our organisation and teams provide to the community and we are thrilled that our contributions continue to be recognised by leading national organisations:
- • 2022 Winner — Best International Social Prescribing Project
- • 2021 Winner — Excellence in Age Services
- • 2021 Winner — Best Workplace
- • 2021 Semi-Finalist — Employer Excellence in Aged Care
- • 2020 Finalist — Outstanding Organisation and Team Excellence
- • 2019 Winner — Provider of the year.
Recognition such as this continues to motivate us to work even harder to ensure that the people we support are receiving the highest-quality care and support for the years to come.
2022 Winner — Best International Social Prescribing Project
On Thursday 10 March, we were proud to have our Care Coordination Service announced as the winner of the Award for the Best International Social Prescribing Project in the Social Prescribing Network Awards 2022.
The Care Coordination Service (CSS) was established to provide a non-clinical approach to supporting adults aged 18 and over with chronic health conditions and psychosocial challenges. The service supports clients to build independence, and self-management of their health and wellbeing through connections to community, health literacy and support with navigating the Australian health systems.
CCS provides person-centred solutions to challenges relating to their health needs and connections with service areas, such as aged care, disability, mental health, domestic family violence, employment, education, health specialists, legal, financial, as well as community and social groups.
Judges felt that this project was a brilliant initiative, that was sustainable, impactful and adaptable in light of COVID–19.
For more information on Social Prescribing Network Awards 2022 and a 2022 Winners Guide, visit the Social Prescribing Network Awards website.
2021 Winner — Excellence in Age Services
On Saturday 7 August 2021, we were delighted that our Recovery and Reablement (R&R) Program Team were announced as the winners of the Queensland Team category in the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards 2021.
The R&R Program is an Allied Health and equipment package of support for Footprints clients that was initiated in April 2020 at the height of the coronavirus pandemic when it became evident that clients were feeling quite isolated and alone during the lockdown.
It is a holistic program that focuses on emotional and physical health and wellbeing during times of uncertainty. The program adopts a multidisciplinary approach, providing occupational therapy, social work and health work intervention. Tablets/devices were also provided to clients to provide a direct point of contact and provide ease of access and stability for the older persons supported by the program.
Tablets/devices were also given to clients to provide a direct point of contact and provide ease of access and stability for the older persons supported by the program.
For more information on the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards, the list of finalists, and State and Territory winners, visit the LASA website.
2021 Winner — Best Workplace
In September 2021, we were excited to be awarded the Voice Project 2021 Best Workplace Award.
Voice Project’s ‘Best Workplace’ awards recognise organisations that have achieved exceptional levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. The Voice Project works with organisations who are committed to providing their employees with a voice, creating positive change and empowering an engaged workforce.
Through consistent, joint efforts of leaders and staff, and ongoing improvements in employee engagement and organisational performance, Footprints Community felt extremely proud that our organisation has been recognised as one of those workplaces. Throughout the year we engaged in effective management practices such as articulating and communicating overall direction, assessing and providing adequate resources, and supporting employees in learning and in career development more broadly. It was greatly satisfying to see the results that our staff felt they were being supported and empowered.
For more information, visit the Voice Project website.
2021 Semi-finalist — Employer Excellence in Aged Care
In September 2021, we were pleased to be named for another award. This time semi-finalist for the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award.
The Queensland Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities, and businesses are making throughout Queensland.
With an ageing population and increasing number of people, Footprints Community provide aged care services for an important part of people’s lives. We were recognised and acknowledged for our strong focus on staff engagement, safety and wellbeing, and training and development opportunities which includes higher education opportunities. The Award also recognised our provision of quality services to our clients.
Footprints Community is proud to be making a positive difference in this industry in Queensland.
For more information, visit the Awards Australia website.
2020 Finalist — Outstanding Organisation and Team Excellence
On 21 October 2020, the 2020 HESTA Excellence Awards announced Footprints as a finalist in the category of Outstanding Organisation and Team Excellence.
This award recognised the Aged Care team for providing outstanding support and care for older people through our Whole Meals initiative.
Many of Footprints’ clients were left feeling stranded and unsupported during Queensland’s Covid-19 restrictions. Quickly Footprints had to modify many of their services including their social support program and look for new ways to assist their clients.
Footprints’ dedicated Aged Care Team quickly identified clients who needed to have meals delivered that were healthy and nutritious to ensure they didn’t have to rely on shopping and food preparation. This paved the way for the launch of their Whole Meals service at low or no cost for clients.
The HESTA Excellence Awards recognises Australia’s top organisations and teams working in disability, allied health, aged care and community services.
For more information on the HESTA Excellence in Age Services Awards, the list of finalists, and winners, visit the HESTA website.
2019 Winner — Provider of the year
Footprints are the proud winners of the Provider of the Year Award in Queensland from Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Aged Care Awards.
Footprints was recognised as a community care provider that demonstrates outstanding leadership, management, workforce culture, innovation, communication and excellence to the sector.
In particular, Footprints were commended for our organisation’s notable activities in the areas of people management, workplace culture, staff training and development, technology, customer service, stakeholder communications and work environment.
For more information on the ACSA Aged Care awards and State and Territory winners, visit the ACSA website.