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Registrations open for the Carers NSW 2015 Biennial Conference



31 Mar 2015

Registrations have opened for the Carers NSW 2015 Biennial Conference, to be held on 21-22 May 2015 at Novotel Sydney Olympic Park.

The Carers NSW 2015 Biennial Conference welcomes professionals from a broad range of fields: health, ageing, disability, as well as planning, transport, HR, employment and education.

The conference will explore practice and ideas, research and initiatives under the following themes:

  • Inclusion: enhancing social inclusivity and community connectedness opportunities for carers including implications for supportive services and social inclusion policy
  • Innovation: in governance, in service provision and support, in social policy and in the way we engage with the caring community
  • Diversity: planning and delivering programs and services that are accessible and equitable and meet the diversity of carer needs.

The Conference will feature internationally recognised keynote speakers:

  • Dominic Campbell, Director and Founder, FutureGov, UK. Elegant technology, for good - how digital is changing the way that we care.
  • Dr Karen Jones, Senior Research Fellow, Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, UK. The impact of personal budgets on informal carers and the caring role: Evidence from England, UK.
  • Dr Leah Ruppanner, Lecture of Sociology, University of Melbourne. Caregiving in Context: Caregivers Experiences across Nations.
  • Dr David J. Maume, Professor of Sociology, University of Cincinnati, USA. Can men make time for family care?

More information, including the full program, is available on the Carers NSW website.

The conference is organised by Carers NSW and supported by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. Carers NSW is an association for family members and friends supporting people with a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged.

The conference is organised by Carers NSW and supported by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. Carers NSW is an association for family members and friends supporting people with a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged.

 

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