Forum on Social Justice and Caring in Later Life

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: The George Swinburne Building, Room GS217, Hawthorn Campus

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In this special one-day seminar, Alisoun Milne, Professor of Social Gerontology and Social Work at the University of Kent (UK) will explore what it means to be a carer in the 21st century and reflect on the UK and Australian experience of caring for older adults.

Join health care professionals, students, family carers, members of the aged care industry and the general public to discuss caring in later life.


In the morning, Alisoun will speak about the focus on Relationship Centred Care and the conceptual frameworks based on the lived experience of carers, from a UK perspective. We will then reflect on the comparison between the UK and Australia through introductions by a diverse panel of speakers from NARI, Parkinson’s Victoria, Alzheimers Australia Victoria, Carers Victoria, and more. You can then submit questions to be addressed by the panel in the afternoon.

After lunch our panel of speakers will lead an open discussion about the issues raised in the morning and the questions posed by the audience.

Professor Alisoun Milne, PhD

Alisoun is a widely published researcher in the areas of social work with older people, mental health in later life, and long term care. As well as an inspiring teacher and practicing social worker, she co-leads a national academic group focused on social work with older people and their families. Alisoun is a member of the Standing Commission on Carers and was on the Executive Committee of the British Society of Gerontology from 2009-15.

How to register


Tickets include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Earlybird tickets close 1 September 2017.

$70 full price / $60 early bird
$60 student / $50 early bird student
$10 carer

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Contact Information: Aida Brydon

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