CHA Annual Awards 2010 - Leadership in Positive Ageing

Catholic Health Australia has honoured with a prestigious national award a program that cares for homeless elderly people.

In a ceremony at Catholic Health Australia's National Conference in Adelaide, CHA CEO Martin Laverty last night presented the award to Prague House, in Melbourne.

Run by St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Prague House is a 45-bed low care residential facility caring for people who have been homeless or at serious risk of homelessness.

"The residents at Prague House often have a mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder or an alcohol-related brain injury," Mr Laverty said.

"Prague House provides an environment where its residents can live in safety and comfort, freedom and security, privacy and community in a hostel-type environment.

"Prague House cares for those who have a background of serious disadvantage within the community by offering what is often the only alternative for a structured and settled environment."

CHA's Leadership in Positive Ageing Award honours a CHA member organisation that has consistently demonstrated and enhanced the worth and value of the lives of the people it serves.

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