Birchip’s Anne Page has been added to the Victorian Disability Awards Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll, highlighting her dedication to supporting people with disability and their families.
The Victorian Disability Awards recognise people and organisations who make outstanding contributions to empowering people with a disability and creating an inclusive community.
Mrs Page was formally added to the Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll which recognises exceptional individuals who have made a significant contribution during the past 20 years and demonstrated an outstanding commitment to empowering people with a disability and improving outcomes for people with a disability in Victoria.
Up until August last year, Mrs Page was the coordinator for the Wimmera Parent Support Network, auspiced by Wimmera UnitingCare. The network aims to support families who have a child or children aged up to 18 years of age who have an intellectual disability, physical disability, developmental delay, sensory or an acquired brain injury.
Wimmera UnitingCare Service Team Manager Emma Cook said Mrs Page had touched the lives of hundreds of families over a 40-year career.
She said the nomination and honour well-deserved.
“Anne has a history of supporting people with the life journey and empowering them to make changes and choices,” she said.
“She has been a leader in the region, ensuring that people who live in rural and remote areas of the state are still able to access high quality services.
“She has been instrumental in developing new and exciting programs within the region.”
Ms Cook said Mrs Page originally intended to retire after leaving the network but has since been recruited by the Association for Children with a Disability.