WA Disability Support Awards, Excellence in Regional Support 2019, Cyril Yeeda
Staff from each region and Far North nominee Cyril Yeeda attended The WA Disability Support Awards in May. The event’s purpose is to celebrate the significant contribution of individuals and teams who support people with disability to achieve their goals. We are thrilled to share that Support Worker Cyril Yeeda was a joint winner of the ‘Excellence in Regional Support’ Award! Congratulations Cyril, we are very proud of you and are thankful for the terrific work you do for Far North and the people that we support. Cyril worked closely with an individual who resided in the remote community of Billiluna preparing him for the transition into supported accommodation. Cyril spent many weeks getting to know the individual, learning how to communicate with him, building trust and rapport while assisting with his daily routines. Cyril was able to assist the individual in smoothly transitioning into supported accommodation in Derby where he now lives with another Aboriginal male. Cyril also helped train other staff in getting to know the individual and in providing care for him in culturally appropriate ways.