Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

Registrations close at 5:00 pm AEST on Thursday, 16 May

Carolina Albornoz

Carolina Albornoz will be presenting at the Safeguarding the Future conference. Her presentation is called Your money, your life.

Portrait of Carolina Albornoz

Carolina Albornoz is a Community Educator with Care Financial who assists people of all ages and stages in understanding and improving their financial situations. With a background in education and information technology, Carolina enjoys developing and facilitating financial workshops. She recently qualified as a counsellor.

Your money, your life

People with intellectual disability often face significant challenges in managing their finances. They are at heightened risk of accumulating high debt due to overspending and can become targets of financial exploitation and abuse, sometimes even at the hands of family members, friends, and paid support workers.

What can be done to reduce the financial vulnerability of people with disability and to enhance their ability to lead more financially independent lives?

In this session, Care Financial’s community educator, Carolina Albornoz, will answer this question by highlighting the common financial pitfalls and exploitative scenarios that people with disability may encounter and discussing ways to safeguard against them.

She will share effective strategies and tools that have helped people with disability develop essential skills like budgeting and managing daily expenses.

This session is as relevant to people under guardianship as it is to those living more independently.

About this session

  • Carolina will be speaking at 1:45 pm on Friday, 24 May in the main conference room
  • The conference runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm AEST on Thursday-Friday, 23-24 May 2024

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About the Safeguarding the Future conference

  • Thursday-Friday, 23-24 May 2024
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days
  • Hotel Realm in Canberra
  • Optional networking event on Thursday evening
  • Three pre-conference webinars included in the main conference ticket
  • Pre-conference webinar-only tickets are also available if you can’t attend the main event
  • Flexible pricing is available for people with disability and their families from $0.00 to $225.00
  • People with disability, their families, friends, and allies, support workers, education professionals, health professionals, and everyone interested in safeguarding the future of people with disability are welcome to attend.
  • Registrations close at 5:00 pm AEST on Thursday, 16 May

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