Keeping Carers Connected

The National Carer Conference 2014 Keeping Carers Connected
Day 1: Sunday 16 November 2014 – Connecting Carers with Each Other
9.00 – 10.00am
QT Ballroom Foyer - Registration with Arrival Tea and Coffee
Room
QT Ballroom – Day Facilitator
10.00 – 10.15am
Welcome to Country
10.15 – 10.45am
Opening Address - The Assistant Minister for Social Services Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Panel discussion: The Diversity of Carers: Breaking Down Assumptions
10.45 - 12.00pm
Dr Tim Moore, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Catholic University
Ms Chantelle Day, Carers Australia Young Carer Ambassador
Mr Benny Hodges, Founder, Wis-Wei Consultancy and a Carers Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group member
12.00 – 1.00pm
QT Ballroom Foyer – Lunch with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters
Panel discussion: Caring in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
Mr Damian Griffis, Executive Director, First Peoples Disability Network Australia (TBC)
1.00 – 2.15pm
Mr Leonard Clarke, Deputy Chair, First Peoples Disability Network Australia and a Carers Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Reference Group member
Ms Bernadette Duncan, Gamilaraay Elder and a 2013 NSW Carer Awards recipient
2.15 -2.45pm
QT Ballroom Foyer – Afternoon Tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters
Panel discussion: Young Carers and Their Future
Facilitator : Dr Tim Moore, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Catholic University
2.45 – 4.00pm
Mr Jauhari Wright, Carers Australia Ambassador
Ms Ellen Holmes, Carers Australia Ambassador
Mr Tevita Taka, Carers Australia Australian National Young Carer Action Team member
Room
4.00 – 5.00pm
Sunset 1
Caring in New Zealand and the
Pacific
Sunset 2
Young Carers
North Break
LGBTQI Workshop
South Break
Overcoming Isolation and
Disconnection
Presentations and discussion
Presentations and discussion
Workshop
Workshop
Pacific Carers’ New Zealand and
Tonga
Young Carers and Mental Health
Predictors – findings from ACT
age-specific workshops
Connecting LBTQI carers
Caring for Carers
Ms Malia Hamani
TOA Pacific Inc
Ms Fatmata John
Carers ACT
Ms Meredith Butler
Carers Victoria
Ms Eileen Garside
Miss Maikale Taumoepenu
Carers' Network Tonga
Keeping Young Carers Connected:
Carers Poetry Slam Project
Mr David Militz
Carers South Australia
Ms Carolina Simpson
Carers New South Wales
Western Australia
Young Carers in New Zealand
Princess Margaret Hospital
Ms Lauren Donnan
The University of Auckland
Conference Dinner and National Carer Awards
(the National Carer Awards are an initiative of Life Without Barriers and supported by Carers Australia and Families Australia)
6.00 pm
Pre dinner drinks in the Ballroom Foyer
6.30 - 9.30 pm
Conference dinner and National Carer Awards (the National Carer Awards are an initiative of Life without Barriers and supported by Carers
Australia and Families Australia)
Day 2: Monday 17 November 2014 | Connecting Carers to the Community
8.00 – 8.45am
Registration with Arrival Tea and Coffee
Room
QT Ballroom- Day Facilitator
8.45 – 9.00am
Welcome Address - Ms Karen Cook, President, Carers Australia
Connecting Carers to the Community
9.00 – 10.00am
10.00 – 10.30am
Keynote Speaker - Ms Madeleine Starr MBE, Director of Business Development and Innovation at Carers UK
Presentation: Caring and Employment in Australia
Ms Ara Cresswell, Chief Executive Officer, Carers Australia
10.30 – 11.00am
QT Ballroom Foyer - Morning Tea – Meet the Carers Australia Ambassadors
Room
QT Ballroom
Panel discussion: Work and Care
Mr Patrick McClure AO, previous CEO of Mission Australia and of St Vincent de Paul Society, currently conducting a review of the welfare
system
11.00 – 12.30pm
Ms Helen Johnson, Carers Australia Ambassador
Ms Ara Cresswell, Chief Executive Officer, Carers Australia
Ms Cassandra Goldie, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
12.30 – 1.30pm
QT Ballroom Foyer - Lunch with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters
Room
QT Ballroom
Panel discussion: Addressing Isolation
Ms Debra Cottrell, Chief Executive Officer, Carers Queensland
1.30 – 2.30pm
Dr Paul Morgan, Director of Communications and Online, SANE Australia (To be confirmed)
Ms Vivienne McDonald, General Manager, Diversicare Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA)
Presentation: The Australian Law Reform Commission’s Inquiry; Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws
2.30 – 3.00pm
Mr Graeme Innes AM, former Disability Discrimination Commissioner and part-time Commissioner with the Australian Law Reform Commission.
Current Chair, Attitude Foundation
3.00 -3.30pm
QT Ballroom Foyer - Afternoon Tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters
Room
3.30 - 5.00pm
North Break
Carer Wellbeing
Sunset 1
Combining Care and Employment
Sunset 2
Aged Care and Dementia
Presentations and discussion
Presentations and discussion
Presentations and discussion
Presentations and discussion
In Their Own Words
A Good Practice Model - to assist in
the building of meaningful
relationships between supported
accommodation service providers
and carers
Caring and wellbeing: It's
complicated
Co-Design with Carers - NSW
Carers Strategy
Ms Midge Spice
Carers Queensland
Ms Lalita Lakshmi
Carers Queensland
Ms Natasha Brockwell
Carers WA
Ms Patricia Mullumby
Carers WA
Ms Katherine Stone
Carers New South Wales
Ms Helen McFarlane
NSW Department of Family &
Community Services
Ms Carolyn Quinn
NSW Carers Advisory Council
Help!!! -- just up the road:
respite care works
The Elephant in the Room
Student Wellbeing
Ms Karen Ross
Director & CEO
Erigo
Dr Michelle Mosiere
Communications Manager
Erigo
Ms Chantelle Day
Carers Australia Ambassador
PhD Candidate
Griffith University
Ms Jillian Suitor
Carers Northern Territory
Music for David- a Pilot Program
using Music Technology to provide
respite for Carers
Mrs Dee Parfrey
Uniting Age Well
Nyree Shandley
Uniting Age Well
South Break
Strategies for Carers
Day 3: Tuesday 18 November 2014 | Connecting Carers to Services and Support
8.00 – 8.40am
Registration with Arrival Tea and Coffee
Room
QT Ballroom-Day Facilitator
8.45 – 9.05am
Opening Address – Ara Cresswell
9.05 – 9.45am
Connecting Carers to Services and Supports
Keynote Speaker - Mr Bruce Bonyhady AM, Chair, National Disability Insurance Agency
Panel discussion: Falling Through the Gaps of Major Reforms
Ms Karen Wilson, Disability & Carers Policy Branch Manager, Department of Social Services
9.45 – 11.00am
Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia
Mr Ian Yates AM, Chief Executive Officer, Council of the Ageing Australia
11.00 – 11.30am
QT Ballroom Foyer - Morning Tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters
Room
QT Ballroom
Panel discussion: Improving Support for Carers
Mr Glenn Rees, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Australia
11.30 – 12.45pm
Ms Sue Yeandle, Professor of Sociology and Director, Centre for International Research and Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE),
University of Leeds
12.45 – 1.45pm
QT Ballroom Foyer - Lunch with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters
Closing Debate: Living to 130yrs, can we cope?
Facilitator: Ms Karen Cook, President, Carers Australia
Ms Madeleine Starr MBE, Director of Business Development and Innovation at Carers UK
1.45 – 3.15pm
Mr Dougie Herd, Formerly of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Specialist in disability rights and social inclusion
Ms Ara Cresswell, Chief Executive Officer, Carers Australia
Dr John Falzon, Chief Executive Officer, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia
Dr Martin Cross, Chairman, Medicines Australia
Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia
3.15 -3.45pm
QT Ballroom Foyer – Conference Close
3.45 – 4.45pm
Afternoon Tea – Please join us for drinks and snacks
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