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Booragoon, WA 6530

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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


Why Compassionate Communities?

Each year, about 15,000 people die in Western Australia. It is estimated that the number of people who will die will almost double in the next 25 years placing increasing demand on the provision of end of life care. For each person, there are many people around them who are affected by caring, grief and loss.

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. The Compassionate Communities approach complements the work that many local governments such as the City of Melville are doing towards the development of age-friendly communities. To introduce this model of networked-focussed care to local government and service providers in WA, two symposiums (one metro, one regional) on Compassionate Communities will be delivered utilising highly regarded interstate and local presenters. Of particular interest is the Victorian Councils: Supporting Communities Around End of Life Project a partnership between La Trobe University Palliative Care Unit and the Municipal Association of Victoria, which seeks to incorporate end of life matters into local government planning, policy and practice to support residents as they near the end of their lives.


The aims of the Compassionate Communities Symposium are to:
• Provide a shared understanding of the concept and key principles of Compassionate Communities;
• Showcase projects that demonstrate the concept and key principles;
• Explore how the concept and key principles might be applied in the local context here in WA;
• Gauge level of interest across local government and service providers to develop Compassionate Communities in WA.


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Service providers, clinicians, practitioners, social workers, researchers, community development officers and educators across health, aged care, disability, government and community sector organisations.




Program

10.00am Refreshments and Networking

10.30 Open and Welcome

MC Lana Glogowski, CEO PCWA and Mayor of the City of Melville

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 Lana Glogowski, CEO Palliative Care WA

4.15 Closing Summary

MC Lana Glogowski, CEO Palliative Care WA

4.30 Close




Event Details

Date: Friday 3 November 2017

Time: 10am - 4.30pm

Venue: City of Melville, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon

Cost: $79 plus Eventbrite booking fee. Includes lunch

RSVP: Book via Eventbrite by Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Parking: Free parking is available

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






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