Cram Finalists in Business Illawarra Awards 2022
In their 90th year of supporting people with a disability, local not-for-profit disability organisation The Cram Foundation is delighted to be a finalist in the Illawarra Business Awards 2022. Cram has been announced as a finalist in both the Outstanding Community Organisation and Excellence in Customer Service categories.
Cram’s impact to the Illawarra region over the years has been significant. These nominations are a reflection of the organisation’s growth and dedication which has enabled them to employ over 240 locals and extend services and support to people with a disability.
The finalist announcement follows the organisation’s recent launch of their new supported independent living accommodation site in Albion Park. The functional and accessible home was designed to the highest quality, and is an exciting step for disability accommodation and a reflection of their finalist status.
The Cram Foundation’s CEO Karen Burdett explained how much the recognition means for the organisation, saying ‘These nominations are really exciting for us as our innovation and success, particularly throughout this tough year with covid, is being celebrated in the community. Cram’s customer service is focused on choice, person-centredness, and support and to see this take centre stage in these awards is terrific.’
‘Our staff are the lifeblood of our organisation, and it is fantastic to see their work recognised as finalists for both Outstanding Community Organisation and Excellence in Customer Service, which we really do see in action every single day at Cram! Our team’s commitment and contribution absolutely deserves this recognition.’
Reflecting on the group of finalists, Karen said ‘Cram is honoured to be recognised among such a high calibre of nominees. It is great to see so many wonderful organisastions that we really admire also being celebrated.’
After years of covid lockdowns, industry changes, and workforce pressures, Cram is looking forward to celebrating the accumulation of their hard work and joining other finalists when the Business Illawarra award winners are announced at a gala ceremony on 14th October.