Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Local Hero


2020 QLD Local Hero Nominee

Tiffany Spary

State: 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.


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