Garden Island Wharf
Community Options Australia is hosting the national conference Being Home 2025. Aim. Believe. Achieve which will bring together organisations working across the aged care, home and community care, respite, disability and health sectors to foster cross sector partnership and collaboration and sector growth.
Community Options Australia (COA) is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to resource and bring together organisations and practitioners across the diverse community care sector.
The conference, to be held at Doltone House – Darling Island Wharf (NSW’s first 6 star, green star rated building) on the 14-15 September 2015 focuses on how organisations can work together to succeed in helping people be and remain in their homes.
Over the two days delegates will have the opportunity to:
- Participate in conversations that promote thinking
- Learn new ways of working
- Make new connections
- Understand the role they can play in building a better community care system in Australia
- Acknowledge and celebrate their work
- Refresh and rekindle their passion for their work
- Recognise the important role that community organisations have, and will continue to play in social care
- Build their readiness to deliver the next generation of community care in Australia.
Conference speakers include:
- Naomi Simson – Founding Director, RedBalloon and ‘Shark’ on Network TEN’s Shark Tank Australia
- Professor Matthew Parsons – Clinical Chair in Gerontology, a joint appointment between Waikato District Health Board and The University of Auckland
- Associate Professor Ivor KatzMBBCh (MD), BSc Honours Sports Medicine, FCP (SA) Nephrology, FRACP, PhD is a senior staff specialist at St George Hospital Renal Department in Sydney and a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of UNSW
- Ricki Smith – CEO of Access Care Network Australia, a Silver Chain Group subsidiary
- James Allardice– Habitat for Humanity’s NSW Executive Director
For more information on the conference, speakers or to register, visit the conference website