This Friday, Senator for the ACT and Focus ACT Ambassador, Zed Seselja will join Focus ACT Chief Executive, Torrien Lau to celebrate a key milestone for the organisation with 25 years of service to the community. Focus ACT is a local organisation and is dedicated towards improving the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities.
Senator Zed Seselja said this year’s celebrations are held in line with the International Day of People with Disabilities.
“I’m honoured to be joining Focus ACT at this important occasion to congratulate them on their service to the local community,” Senator Seselja said.
“Over the years, Focus ACT has played a pivotal role in creating opportunities and providing its clients with the tools to be independent,” Senator Seselja concluded.
Chief Executive Mr Lau said he is looking forward to welcoming the Focus Board of Directors and other key stakeholders along with clients, staff and family members to the event to celebrate together as part of the wider Focus family.
This year, popular entertainer Phil Major will be on hand to entertain the crowd and clients will be treated to gifts delivered by Santa Claus.
The event will also see Long-service medals awarded to staff that have been with Focus for more than 5, 10 and 15 years respectively. Additionally, a permanent staff member will be picked for the ‘Focus Change Hero of the Quarter’ award, whilst a casual staff member will be picked for the ‘Most Valuable Support Worker of the Quarter’.
“Focus ACT is all about people and the 25 year anniversary celebration will be a reflection of our commitment to the Canberra community for many years to come,” Mr Lau said.
As a key player in the disability sector, Focus prides itself as one of the leading providers of accommodation supports for people with intellectual disabilities. Focus’ portfolio consists of over 60 clients residing in more than 30 homes, 17 of which are head-leased by the organisation. Focus provides six of these homes with 24 hour supports to its residents.