448265406_865379205634840_339083986163871057_nAllambi Care were proud to deliver this years Ignite Conference. The event ran across two days and included international speakers and passionate panel discussions. Allambi Care staff from Victoria, Northern NSW and the Hunter were fortunate to hear from a number of international guests as well as a variety of local Carers and Allambi staff doing awesome work.

However, it was stories from those with lived experience, particularly four incredibly brave young people who grew up within the care system, that stole the show. We’d also like to acknowledge Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter (FISH) who contributed to the wonderful panel discussion about keeping families together.

Our amazing international speakers included:
Kari Sisson - Executive Director, Association of Children's Residential and Community Services
Lisette Burton - Chief Policy and Practice Advisor, Association of Children's Residential and Community Services
Dr Kiaras Gharabaghi - Dean of the Faculty of Community Services, Toronto Metropolitan University
Emmerald Evans - Policy Associate, GRACE & End Child Poverty California
Joe Ford - Chief Program Officer, Sycamores
Mark Nickell - Director of Strategic Initiatives, Association of Children's Residential and Community Services