The National Carer Conference 2014, to be held on the Gold Coast from 16 – 18 November, will host key national and international delegates from the carer sector, and will deliberate on the future direction of caring in Australia.
Carers, carer organisations, government representatives, business leaders, politicians, service providers, health professionals, academics, researchers and education practitioners will participate in the conference.
The theme of the conference “Keeping Carers Connected” will explore the diverse needs of carers and the capacity of service providers to meet those needs. The Conference will deliberate across three streams:
Connecting carers to the community
Connecting carers to services and supports
Connecting carers with each other
The conference will incorporate keynote speakers and panel discussion members from across Australia and internationally, including:
Patrick McClure, Chair of the current Reference Group on Welfare Reform
Madeline Starr MBE, Director of Business Development and Innovation at Carers UK
Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia
Ms Cassandra Goldie, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
Mr Glenn Rees, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Australia
Panel discussions will follow each of the keynote speakers and look at the diversity of carers, providing insight into how carers can be better engaged with each other, with a focus on how to combine work and care, and carers and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Participate in the National Carer Conference 2014 and have your say on the future of caring in Australia, Early Bird registration closes on 17 October 2014, to register visit the conference website.
Click here to register and find out more or alternatively contact Kathleen Caller for more information on 02 6122 9917.