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And the 2019 Frank Fisher Award goes to…

Congratulations to the nominees of the 2019 Frank Fisher Award – Ching Ching Liang, Danni Brennan, Ahmed Sayed, Michelle Twyford, Osman Omarit, Sujata Joshi, and the Aged Residential and Outreach Team, comprising volunteers Yanping Liu, Chan Lam Van, Mei Zhen Chen, Kelly Phung and Ruby Johnstone.

Each year at the Annual General Meeting, cohealth celebrates and recognises the continued legacy of Frank Fisher, an advocate for people with disability. Frank Fisher devoted his life’s energy working to ensure that those who are vulnerable are heard, especially on the issues of health and wellbeing, and environmental sustainability.

The 2019 Frank Fisher Award was won by Ching Ching Liang who was recognised for engaging and sharing information with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Ching Ching provides health information sessions for the local community at Collingwood Neighbourhood House and Belgium Avenue
on the issues of social equity and the prevention of violence against women and girls.

Ching Ching has also engaged the community around the redevelopment plans for 365 Hoddle Street and contributed to the Royal Commission into Aged Care and the Royal Commission into Mental Health.

A big congratulations also goes to the other nominees:

Sujata Joshi
Nominated for the positive impact she’s has on the lives of refugee and asylum seeker women

Osman Omarit
Nominated for the support he offers to the Eritrean community in accessing health care

Michelle Twyford
Nominated for leading the community garden project at the Carlton Learning Centre

Ahmed Sayed
Nominated for reaching out and supporting isolated community groups

Danni Brennan
Nominated for her work in cohealth’s Youth Advisory Committee

The Aged Residential and Outreach Team
Nominated for their ongoing commitment to helping the community improve their mental health and wellbeing

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