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Developing Compassionate Communities in Western Australia - Bunbury

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Developing Compassionate Communities in Western Australia

“Imagine if communities really cared about their members’ health and social well-being. Imagine if that care extended to the dying, death and loss experienced by everyone in those communities.” Alan Kellehear


WHAT IS COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES: The Compassionate Community approach recognises that care for one another at times of crisis and loss is not simply a task solely for health and social services but is everyone’s responsibility. This approach not only applies to palliative care, but also ageing and all those living with a disability or a life-limiting condition.

WHY ATTEND: The Compassionate Communities Symposiums aim to provide a shared understanding of the concept and key principles of Compassionate Communities and gauge level of interest and capacity to develop this model in WA.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Service providers, clinicians, practitioners, social workers, researchers, community development officers and educators across health, aged care, disability, government and community sector organisations.
Importantly, we encourage carers, consumers, volunteers and other community members to participate.



Program

10.00am Refreshments and Networking

10.30 Open and Welcome

MC Prof Samar Aoun, Professor of Palliative Care, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Curtin Universityand Mayor of Bunbury

10.45 Building Compassionate Communities: Developing Our Practices

Kerrie Noonan Director, Groundswell, New South Wales

11.25 Victorian Councils: Supporting Communities around End of Life Project

Jan Bruce, Positive Ageing Policy Advisor, Municipal Association of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria

12.05 The Healthy End of Life Program (HELP); offering, asking for and accepting help.

Andrea Grindrod, Projects Manager, Palliative Care Unit, School of Psychology & Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria

12.45pm Weavers: Creating a Community of Carers in South Australia

Barbara Binns, Social Innovator, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, Adelaide, South Australia

1.25 Lunch

2.05 Progressing Age-Friendly Communities in WA

Christine Young, Director Community Development, City of Melville, Melville, Western Australia

2.45 Creating a Compassionate Community in Your Local Context

A facilitated session applying asset-based community development methodology to gauge the potential for creating a Compassionate Community in your patch.

Andrea Grindrod, Projects Manager, Palliative Care Unit School of Psychology & Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria

3.45 Where to from here? Are we ready to champion Compassionate Communities and establish a network to progress development in WA?

MC Prof Samar Aoun

4.15 Closing Summary

MC Prof Samar Aoun

4.30 Close




Event Details

Date: Thursday 2 November 2017,

Time: 10am - 4.30pm

Venue: City of Bunbury, 4 Stephen St, Bunbury

Cost: $79 plus Eventbrite booking fee. Includes lunch

RSVP: Book via Eventbrite by Tuesday 31 October 2017

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More information: Please contact Vicki Barry, Palliative Care WA Business Development Officer, via email vbarry@cancerwa.asn.au

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