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Younger People with Very High & Complex Care Needs Conference

A conference for organisations looking to provide alternative options to residential aged care

19-20 June 2017 | Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel

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Concession Rate available - see pricing below
Group discount available // Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate at no cost


The Younger People with Very High and Complex Care Needs Conference will bring together state disability services and health representatives, care and accommodation providers, key national bodies and researchers to discuss how to ensure that young people under 65 years of age with very high & complex care needs have greater choice and control in terms of their support and accommodation options.

Recommendations will be made to develop and implement strategies and accommodations for young people with high and complex needs who are at risk of entry to residential aged care facilities.

The passion, dedication and strong ongoing commitment from people working with this group, including families and carers to continually support young people with high and complex needs is clearly evident and we are delighted to extend a special concession rate for people with disabilities, their families and carers to attend.



Anthony Ryan

CEO, Youngcare

Jacqui Pierce

Director and Principal Consultant, Jacqueline Pierce and Associates

Vanda Fear


Luke Bo’sher

Head of Policy and Strategy, Summer Foundation

Jan Willett

Managing Director and Founder, Accommodation and Care Solutions

Kathryn Quintel

CEO, Alzheimer's Australia SA

Lisa Ho

Communication Access Consultant, Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre

Martin Szymanski RN

Operations Manager, Karingal Transcend

Shane Beaumont

Manager Complex Support and Systemic Improvement, Operations Division, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria

Dolly Masila

Coordinator, Complex Clients Unit, Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria

Allanah Kennedy

Senior Manager Independence, Transport Accident Commission

Meg Parsons

Branch Manager A/g,Technical Advisory & Complaints, National Disability Insurance Agency

Deidre Mackechnie

CEO, MS Australia

Boris M Struk

Executive Director, Muscular Dystrophy Australia

Tammy Gardner

CEO, Huntington’s Victoria

Shannon Dawson

Occupational Therapist, Workforce Development Officer, NDIS Project for Executive Director, Allied Health, Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Liz Steel

Manager, Complex Client Team, Centre of Excellence for Clinical Innovation and Behaviour Support, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Maureen Ferrington

Sibling, Wife, Mother, Carer

Penny Kendall

General Manager Community Living, Melba Support Services

Sharen Robinson

Manager Community Living, Melba Support Services

Rachael Wade

Occupational Therapist, Shellharbour Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Felicity Wiseman

Clinical Psychologist, Shellharbour Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Mary Ruth Sheahan

Clinical Nurse Specialist, NSW Refugee Health Service, NSW Health

when & where

19 - 20 Jun 2017

Sydney Harbour Marriott
30 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000
02 9259 7000

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.


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Kate Twentyman
Senior Conference Producer

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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