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Program Outline

Day 1: Thursday 13th October 2022

Collect your Carers WA goodie bag, name tag and settle in for the day ahead.

Official Opening & Welcome To Country

Opening address by the Hon Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Child Protection, Women’s Interests, Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Community Services.

About Karl O’Callaghan

Former Police Commissioner for Western Australia, a serving police officer of over 43 years. Radio announcer and founder of his own rock band, who regularly performs for charity! A family carer with lived experience.

Enjoy some time to meet and catch up with other carers. Light refreshments to be provided.

Topic

Past, present, future: Moving forward in a Covid impacted world.

Topic

Human rights of people living with dementia: the rights of the carer and person with dementia.

Presented by Jason Burton, Associate Executive Director, Dementia Training Australia – University of Wollongong and Louise Forster, CEO, Advocare.

Enjoy a full buffet style lunch and some time to clear your head and get ready for the sessions ahead.

During this time you will have the choice of attending one of the following sessions.

Option 1:

Covid impacts on mental health carers: Understanding the experiences of mental health carers during the pandemic.

Presented by the National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum (NMHCCF).

With Kerry Hawkins & Hayley Solich.

Option 2:

Small changes. Big differences. Improving quality of life: Stories of positive change.

Presented by Developmental Disability WA (DDWA).

With Maggie Visser & Bronwyn Pike.

During this time you will have the choice of attending one of the following sessions.

Option 1:

Advance Care Planning – Enabling carers to advocate for loved ones.

Presented by Palliative Care WA (PCWA).

With Julia Kennington & Sabena Lund.

Option 2:

What can Peer Navigation services do for carers?

Presented by Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA).

With Lachlan Rodenberg.

During this time you will have the choice of attending one of the following sessions.

Option 1:

Ambiguous Loss and Grief in the Caring Role.

Presented by HelpingMinds.

With Sallyann Richards & Anunda Merz.

Option 2:

Working together to help our young people flourish – Keeping Kids Engaged in School.

Presented by Imagined Futures.

With Leigh Sinclair.

Enjoy some time to meet and catch up with other carers. Light refreshments to be provided.

During this time you will have the choice of attending one of the following sessions.

Option 1:

Exploration of lived experience of young carers in WA.

Presented by Curtin University Perth – School of Population Health.

With Associate Professor Moira O’Conner and Emma McDougal.

Option 2:

The resolution of complaints: an inclusive and unique service to inspire improvements in health, mental health and disability services for carers.

Presented by Health and Disability Services Complaints Office (HaDSCO).

With Sarah Cowie.

During this time you will have the choice of attending one of the following sessions

Option 1:

Portrait of a Caregiver.

Presented by Carers Advisory Council WA.

With Ros Thomas.

Day 2: Friday 14th October 2022

Collect your name tag and settle in for the day ahead.

Official Welcome for Day Two

About Kate and Mandy from “Too Peas in a Podcast”

Kate Jones and Mandy Hose, hosts of ‘Too Peas in a Podcast’. Each the parent of twins with disabilities, they started their podcast in May 2019, thinking it would be for their small network of friends. It has since been downloaded over 2,000,000 times worldwide, averaging 20,000 listeners weekly.

Topic

Carer Gateway

Enjoy some time to meet and catch up with other carers. Light refreshments to be provided.

Topic

The diversity of carers.

Enjoy a full buffet style lunch and some time to clear your head and get ready for the sessions ahead.

During this time you will have the choice of attending one of the following sessions.

Option 1:

Making Ripples: Creche proposal for children aged 0 – 5 years and families with disability and complex health needs. 

Presented by RippleAbility.

With Monique Power.

Option 2:

Co-designing with carers to create a digital behaviour change intervention for older consumers – improving access to assistive technology to support independence at home.

Presented by Independent Living Assessment (iLA).

With Kristy Harper, Hillary O’Connell and Veronica Mayne.

During this time you will have the choice of attending one of the following sessions.

Option 1:

How do carers stay engaged and motivated? Lessons from the Therapeutic Chair.

Presented by Carers WA.

With Adam Birch.

Option 2:

Values Based Identification of the hidden employability skills and attributes of Carers.

Presented by Judgement Index Australia.

With Petrina Scott.

During this time you will have the choice of attending one of the following sessions.

Option 1:

Cultural context of family caring: Experiences and perceptions of culturally and linguistically diverse family carers.

Presented by Umbrella Community Care.

With Henrietta Podgorska.

Option 2:

Self-employment and caring – a journey to financial independence, confidence and social inclusion.

Presented by Valued Lives.

With Clare Gibellini and Catherine Wright.

Enjoy some time to meet and catch up with other carers. Light refreshments to be provided.

Presented by Sharon Wood-Kenney.

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