National Carer Conference 2021

LWB Virtual Carer Conference 2021

Collaboration, Connection, Community

We are hosting an Australia-wide virtual conference designed just for our Carers which runs from June to November 2021 – and we’d love to see you online with us! We’ve got a great line up of virtual events you can drop into where you can learn the latest research, tips, and meet other LWB Carers from around Australia.

Virtual Connection

Connect from the comfort of your own home or office via Zoom (with our tech support on hand to help).

Real-time collaboration

Talk with others about the topic in our curated online breakout rooms, or post in the chat to ask a question!

Build your community

A fun, safe and positive space to learn together and share ideas. We will have carers from all over Australia joining in.

Conference Details

Why:

  • You told us you wanted to meet and hear more from other Carers
  • You told us you want more opportunities to access current information and hear about ways to improve outcomes for children in your care
  • You asked for more virtual events as it’s hard sometimes to get to face to face sessions
  • You asked us to provide different time slots (and recordings!) to give you a chance to attend

And so, the 2021 Virtual Carer Conference was created!

When:

We have workshops and keynotes running from June to November 2021 (see our program below for all events).

Who:

Registration is now open for any current Carer with Life Without Barriers and those currently being assessed to be Carers with us. All of the workshops are carefully crafted with you as our VIPs and have tailored information and discussions so you can walk away with something new. Staff can of course attend, being mindful our key audience and focus is Carers.

Cost:

Free. Zilch. Nada. Nothing! 

How to attend an online event:

  1. Find events below you’d like to attend in our program 
  2. Click the ‘register here’ link under the event 
  3. Enter your details
  4. Save the date in your diary!
  5. On the day, grab a cuppa and log-on to your workshop

(Don’t worry - before the event you’ll be sent a reminder and instructions on how to log on, but if you have any technical difficulties our team are on standby to help.)

Win 1 of 16 new Samsung Tablets, just by attending any of our keynote addresses and workshops!

2x winners will be selected at random from attendees at the end of the events using a electronic selection device. Winners must be online and in the selected event at time of draw. Winners will be contacted by member of Carer Experience Team to organise delivery of prize.

Raffle only open to current Carers and people currently being assessed from Life Without Barriers. T&Cs including permits can be found here

Winner announcements

Conference Opening + eSafety Keynote

  • Sandy A (QLD)
  • Kylie G (QLD)

Keynote 2: Supporting Foster & Kinship Carers to Promote Positive Outcomes for Children

  • Taylor R (TAS)
  • Jaden J (NSW)

Program

June

Conference opening

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 | 6.15pm - 7.00pm (AEST)

Introduction by Jacintha Batchelor – Carer (NSW) Ambassador. Presented by Claire Robbs (CEO of Life Without Barriers)

Keynote – E-safety

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 | 7.00pm - 8:00pm (AEST)

Presented by E-Safety Commissioner, Greg Gebhart

July

Importance of carer wellbeing

Thursday 22nd July 2021 | 11:30am - 12:30pm (AEST)

Presented by Psychologist and CYF Principal Practitioner, Greg Ancliff

August

Caring for children from different cultural backgrounds

Wednesday 4th August 2021 | 7:30pm – 8:30pm (AEST)

Presented by Alisha Staines and Sara Lackner

Using education to build brighter futures

Tuesday 24th August 2021 | 12.30pm - 1.30pm (AEST)

Presented by Dale Murray and Michelle Murray

September

Navigating the NDIS

Monday 6th September 2021 | 7.00pm - 8.00pm (AEST)

Presented by NDIS Representative

Family inclusive and involved

Wednesday 15th September 2021 | 12.30pm - 1.30pm (AEST)

Presented by Emily Boxhall

October

Caring hacks for everyday life

Tuesday 12th October 2021 | 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Presented by Glen Davie

November

Conference closing

Friday 19th November 2021 | 6.45pm - 8.00pm (AEST)

Presented by Jane French (CYF Director)

Help and support

If you need any help registering, getting online, or want to know more about the conference you can contact one of our friendly Carer Experience Team members: