Our “ageing population” is almost a cliche. But as we’re all living longer, we’re all growing older, and more of us are living with disabilities. We want services and resources that offer us choices, convenience and freedom; cities that welcome and support active engagement with communities and opportunities for all.

Share some brave ideas for making Brisbane more accessible.

Featuring Youngcare co-founder Simon Lockyer and UnitingCare Queensland CEO Anne Cross.

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Simon Lockyer has 20 years advertising, marketing, management and not for profit experience. Currently he is the Marketing Director and a co-founder of Everyday Hero, a pioneer of Software as a Service fundraising technologies that operates in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

He has had a long association with the disability sector through personal family experience and is a co-founder of the not for profit organisation Youngcare whose achievements include the development of Australia’s first nursing home for young people with high care needs. Within the area of disability Simon is motivated by the overwhelming need for access to new, relevant and dignified models of care and support that recognise the individual in need as well as their families and friends.

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Anne Cross has been the CEO of UnitingCare Queensland since November 2003. She came to the role with more than 25 years experience in health and community services and has held senior positions in government and non-government organisations across a broad range of rehabilitation and community services. Anne has had extensive experience in developing capacity in non government community organisations and has been involved in service development and change projects in disability and aged care throughout Australia and internationally. In 2008, Anne was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work and Applied Human Services at the University of Queensland.

Two fabulous speakers, two brave ideas, and the chance to share your own experiences and challenges at our Brave Ideas for Accessible Cities forum.

Where: Level 19, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane
When: Friday 7 June, 12 noon – 2pm
Cost: $35 includes lunch!
Registration and pre-payment essential. To register, click here.