Overwhelmingly it is women who carry the responsibility for caring for the young, sick, injured, frail, elderly, and often for communities and country too. There are health, economic and social consequences which reach deep into the lives of the carer. Across the cultures and traditions of the Commonwealth, are there better ways to support carers, and to share responsibility for these roles? Facilitated by Belinda Drew CEO of the Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) and including the award winning Madeleine Buchner founder of Little Dreamers (Australia)
The following are examples of sessions scheduled across the weekend (note: days will be subject to change until the final program release early March 2018) However in planning your weekend many of our international guests will be with us for the duration of the Festival appearing on panels, telling their personal stories in a WOW Bite session and offering advice in Speed Mentoring.