The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients
2020 QLD Local Hero Nominee
Tiffany SparyState: Queensland
Homelessness activist and social enterprise founder
Social worker Tiffany Spary is the heart and soul of Base Services, a not-for-profit organisation that helps people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Toowoomba. Base Services provides lunch, food packs, hygiene items, clothing, towels, a listening ear, and access to vital support services.
In 15 years, Tiffany's efforts have taken Base Services from a small soup kitchen to a major community hub for people in need.
As well as feeding more than 80 people daily, the centre provides social-work services for people who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness, ex-service people and people with health issues, addictions, behavioural issues, or trauma.
In 2016, Tiffany founded 2nd Shot, a social enterprise helping people exit homelessness through training, employment and other support. Since February 2017, 2nd Shot has trained, housed and created purpose for over 80 participants.
A compassionate and humble leader, most of Tiffany's work is voluntarily. Her selfless efforts have inspired her team and her community.