4th World Homeshare Congress Program
View the beautifully designed 4th World Homeshare Congress 2015 Delegate Handbook for the full program details.
Powerpoint presentations and papers that were given at the Congress are linked to each speaker’s name in the program below.
THEME – Homeshare Ticks the Boxes
This conference encompasses the breadth of the Homeshare program:
• What it is
• Who it’s for
• How it’s done
• Issues and challenges it faces and
• The growing evidence of what works and the value of Homeshare
It aims to:
1. Provide an opportunity for Homeshare program coordinators to get together and share experience, learning from one another.
2. Introduce those who may be interested in setting up a programme to the world of Homeshare.
3. Convince policy makers of the value of Homeshare both as a means of preventing dependency and as a housing solution.
4. Extend information on Homeshare to a wider audience within Australia and to our Asian neighbours.
Wednesday 4th November
Homeshare International Trustees Planning Day facilitated by Dr Meg Montague
WELCOME RECEPTION HOSTED BY HON. MARTIN FOLEY
By invitation for international guests, interstate delegates and speakers
Hosted by Victorian Minister for Housing, Disability & Ageing Hon. Martin Foley
Queen’s Hall, Parliament House of Victoria
Spring Street, Melbourne
Day 1 – Thursday 5th November
Tea and coffee on arrival
WELCOME TO MELBOURNE by Congress host Homeshare Australia & New Zealand Alliance
Shirley Anderson – President HANZA Inc.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 4TH WORLD HOMESHARE CONGRESS
Hon Martin Foley MP, Victorian Minister for Housing, Disability & Ageing
Session 1 ‘Setting the Scene’
Chairperson Shirley Anderson
KEYNOTE ADDRESS – WHY HOMESHARE WARRANTS A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT
Nan Maitland Memorial Lecture
Rhian Bradley – Chair Homeshare International
Professor Malcolm Johnson – President Homeshare International
THE HOMESHARE VERMONT MODEL – A 30 YEAR SUCCESS STORY
Kirby Dunn – CEO HomeShare Vermont
THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF HOMESHARE IN AUSTRALIA
Roderick Campbell –Director of Research The Australia Institute
Click here for The Australia Institute’s Homeshare Report
Question and Answer with Session 1 speakers
LUNCH and visit display tables
Homeshare on Display
Australian and international Homeshare programs will display promotional and program material and be available for questions and discussion.
Session 2 – ‘Showcasing Homeshare programs from around the world’
Proudly sponsored by UnitingCare lifeAssist
Chairperson Beris Campbell
THE HANZA AMBITION – 2000 TO THE FUTURE
Beris Campbell OAM – Homeshare Program Consultant HANZA Inc.
THE VICTORIAN HOMESHARE PROJECT
Helen Killmier, EM Disability Solutions, and Tony Cavedon, Program Manager, lifeAssist, present the three Melbourne Homeshare programs: – lifeAssist Homeshare (Eastern Region), Care Connect/Spectrum Homeshare (North West Region) and Wesley Homeshare (Southern Region)
USA SHARED HOUSING – NICHE TO MAINSTREAM
Kirby Dunn, HomeShare Vermont
Barbara Liedtke – Homeshare Manager HIPhousing San Mateo, CA – Watch 2 Homeshare matches – one on this link and a second on the HIP housing’s home page.
Rachel Caraviello – ALA, Los Angeles (Watch the latest video from ALA here)
Download and read How Homesharing Helps Seniors Stay at Home, 2014 presentation for American Society on Aging.
TEA BREAK amongst the display tables
EUROPE’S INTERGENERATIONAL HOMESHARING – SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
Belgium: Claire de Kerautem – 1 toit 2 âges
Germany: Nicole Krauße –Wohnen für Hilfe
HANZA Inc. 5th Annual General Meeting
For HANZA members and interested parties to observe
Day 2 – Friday 6th November
Tea and coffee on arrival
Welcome to Day 2 of the 4th World Homeshare Congress
Carmel Hurst OAM – Secretary HANZA Inc
Session 3 ‘Homeshare’s time has come’
Chairperson – Carmel Hurst
Q&A PANEL AND AUDIENCE DISCUSSION
Setting the Scene: Homeshare on ABC’s COMPASS
Facilitator: Lyn Allison – Former Senator and Leader of the Australian Democrats
Dr Patricia Edgar – Social commentator and author In Praise of Ageing
Dr Don Edgar – Former Director Australian Institute for Family Studies
Dr Bob Birrell–Leading Australian demographer, co-editor of People and Place
Prof. Malcolm Johnson – President Homeshare International and author God, Me and Being Very Old: Stories and Spirituality in Later Life
Barbara Mountjouris – Department of Health & Human Services
The panel will explore the world’s ageing population and the increasing lone person householder trend and the role Homeshare can play in tackling some of the social and economic opportunities and challenges that an ageing population presents.
Elizabeth Mills, OBE – Honorary Director, Homeshare International
Presents the Homeshare International Research Advisory Group – HIRAG: its objectives and progress in developing the evidence base for Homeshare.
Anna McEwen – Director of Support & Development Shared Lives Plus, UK
Presents working with partners on a £2m national program to develop the Homeshare model in the UK and quality standards as a way of self-regulating the sector.
Session 4 ‘Working together – Homeshare into the Future’
Concurrent workshops proudly sponsored by Community Connections ACT
WORKSHOP 1 Edmund Rice Room
Homeshare and Shared Living
Supporting people with disabilities to live independently
LEADERS: Ian Ross and Lee Harrison – Community Connections ACT with matches – Sharon & Kate, Melinda & Mary
CONTRIBUTORS: Anna McEwen, Shared Lives Plus, UK, Gelinda Kock, Perth Home Care Services, WA
Homeshare initiatives in disability in the ACT, WA and Victoria will be presented. This is a challenging but exciting time in the disability service landscape in the new world of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme. The potential for Homeshare and other shared living programs to play an important role is enormous. Community Connections in the ACT will lead the workshop examining both Homeshare and shared living with valuable input from the highly successful UK organisation Shared Lives Plus and WA’s Perth Home Care Services.
WORKSHOP 2 Carroll Room
Homeshare – housing in exchange for help
Serving equally the interests of home providers and home seekers
LEADERS: Kirby Dunn, HomeShare Vermont, USA and Beris Campbell, HANZA
The beauty (or some say the curse) of the exchange model of Homeshare is that it doesn’t fit neatly into a service category because it is both a housing program and a support or care program. This is confusing for governments and funders.
It is said that the best homeshare organisation must have the interests of both seekers and providers equally in mind rather than focus on one client group such as seniors, families, people with disabilities, or the homeless, students, low income singles.
The workshop will debate this position and explore the implications of different approaches, in terms of service models, marketing and practice.
WORKSHOP 3 Mary Rice Room – upstairs
Community of Practice – CoP
LEADERS: Peri Penry Williams and Jeremy Picknell, Homeshare Coordinators, Uniting Care lifeAssist,
Join Peri and Jeremy and other experienced Homeshare practitioners for a Community of Practice session to discuss practice issuesand learn from each other.
Communities of Practice provide support for new programs, new workers, small programs and especially lone workers. They help develop standards and promote good practice. How HANZA’s CoP works will be described in the workshop.
Homeshare practitioners and those wanting to learn about HS practice should bring practice questions, issues and case studies to the workshop.
Time permitting, the workshop will look at methodology and variations of Homeshare models – with a focus on the future and expanding Homeshare beyond the traditional service system to a market based system.
Session 5 ‘Time to say au revoir, auf wiedersehen, arrivederci, adiós…’
Chairperson – Rhian Bradley, Chair and Trustee, HI
Workshop leaders report back on each of the concurrent sessions
Homeshare International together with HANZA will:
• Review our two days of learning and discussion
• Look forward to the future of working together through:
Homeshare International Network – HIN HI Ambassadors and HIRAG
THE 5TH WORLD HOMESHARE CONGRESS IN 2017