Natural Care and Belonging: A Think Tank
Thinking Beyond Formal Institutions and Professionalised Care

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE 24 OCTOBER 2012 MELBOURNE ANGLISS CONFERENCE CENTRE   

 
 

Wednesday 24 October 2012
 

8.30am REGISTRATION

9.15am Welcome and Opening Remarks

9.30am Natural Care and Belonging: Introduction

Introduction to the agenda and group process

9.45am Perspective: Mary Tehan

    Belonging

 
10.00am The Problem:
 
Natural Care is under stress

Belonging is under threat

 
10.15am The Challenges:  
 
Social complexity means natural care cannot be enhanced by waving a magic wand
Loneliness, isolation and social relationships have not traditionally been the subject of research and development, innovation, or public policy.
Society is ageing in an unprecedented way
Time poverty exists amidst material prosperity
Governments cannot create natural care and belonging, but can help or hinder the work of others in families, networks, communities, services and businesses
 
 

11.00am MORNING TEA

11.30am The Imperative:
 
New Mindset - reframing of problems
New approaches to problem solving
New ways of working together
New uses of money and community resources
 
12 noon

 

 

 

 

 

Design Principles:
 
Relationships network is the unit of care not the individual
Resilience - the adaptive capacity to solve your own problems
Problem/solutions defined by users not system
Focus on capability
Abundance - tap into all assets of community
New role for professionals
Transformational change - not incremental or for efficiency only
Complex interventions versus simple solutions
Process produces new relationships and partners
New measurements - proven social impact
Multi sector (business, government, community); multi disciplinary
 
 
12.30pm Innovations: Initial Brainstorm
 
 

12.45pm LUNCH 

1.30pm Innovations:

 
 
2.00pm Strategies for Redesigning Public Priorities

 

 
2.45pm Strategies for Redesigning Public Services and Policy

 


 
3.30pm CLOSE AND AFTERNOON TEA

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