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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Vicki Down is the State Manager of Carer Gateway in Victoria. Led by Merri Health, Carer Gateway services are delivered by a partnership of seven healthcare and community organisations throughout the State.
Vicki has more than 14 years’ experience in the carer space. She held the position of Manager of CarerLinks North at Merri Health for 10 years. Prior to this, Vicki managed the respite centre at Uniting Carer Community Options and played a key role in establishing the new Commonwealth Respite Centre at Uniting, which included transmission of business from Villa Maria.
Vicki has personal experience of caring, being the primary carer for her father. Vicki holds a Bachelor of Social Work and has 22 years’ social work experience working in child protection, foster care services and paediatric social work both at The Monash Children’s Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital in Victoria. Vicki’s career began in the corporate sector, holding positions in banking and IT in Australia and the UK.