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Action to Empower

Action to Empower: Why Australia needs more co-operative and mutual enterprises in health, community and social services online roundtable  

Member-owned Governance and Innovation in the Aged Care Sector

Meeting objectives: 

  1. To raise awareness about co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) and the benefits of ownership in social care settings like aged care and disability services.
  2. To explore the critical success factors for establishing a Mutuals Support Program in aged care.
  3. To build a community of support among people prepared to act on increasing the diversity of ownership models in aged care to include more co-operatives and mutuals in priority areas highlighted by the Aged Care Royal Commission.

Robert Fitzgerald AM

Robert Fitzgerald AM, NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner speaking on empowering workers and consumers: why now is the time to address leadership, governance and cultural deficiencies in health, community and social services.

Linda Seaborn and Kathryn Johnson

Discussion on ‘Different perspectives on ownership’ with Linda Seaborn and Kathy Johnson (TAS), facilitated by Gillian McFee

Agenda

Opening comments
Melina Morrison, CEO BCCM

Acknowledgement of Country
Uncle Ray Minniecon, Director Bunji Consultancies

Empowering workers and consumers: why now is the time to address leadership, governance and cultural deficiencies in health, community and social services
Robert Fitzgerald AM, NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner

BCCM’s Action to Empower campaign
Melina Morrison, CEO BCCM

New models of ownership for changing times: A Mutual Support Program for Social Care
Gillian McFee, Adviser Social Care, BCCM

Different perspectives on ownership: Carer/worker, Service provider, Start-up family governed, Worker empowerment, Aged Care providers
Panel discussion facilitated by Gillian McFee with Linda Seaborn and Kathy Johnson (TAS), Darrin Johnson, CEO Kudos Services (SA), Faen Burrows, SILC (NSW), Anna Booth, Partner Co-Solve and former Deputy President Fair Work Commission, and Pat Sparrow, CEO ACSA

Feedback, Q&A discussion

Call to Action and Closing Comments
Melina Morrison, CEO BCCM

Are you working on a community-led care solution where you live?

Explore the potential of co-operative and mutual structures to enhance diversity and choice in health, community and social services.
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