Maree grew up watching her mum Alice lead a very busy social life with daily lunches, the phone constantly ringing and a household of visitors. But when Alice developed dementia several years ago her friends drifted away, unable to cope with or understand her changing behaviour. Maree then took over, becoming her mum’s full-time carer – a role that turned her family’s life upside down.
This is an increasingly familiar story to many Australian families, with new cases of...
CEO Carers ACT
Lisa Kelly is passionately committed to ensuring that carers receive high quality supports and services and receive recognition of their role within the community. Lisa has worked extensively in the community sector and holds Degrees in Psychology and Community Development.
Prior to joining Carers ACT, Lisa worked primarily in the mental health and youth sectors for agencies such as Lifeline, headspace, Richmond Fellowship and the Australian Childhood Foundation. Lisa has spent a large part of her career implementing innovative and award winning services and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Carers ACT.