Matiu Bush

Day Presenting:  Tuesday 30 October
Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
Session Plenary Session 5
Presentation Title One Good Street
Position Title Design Integration Lead
Company Bolton Clarke

Presentation:

One Good Street is a community initiative which aims to reduce social isolation in older residents and is being piloted in North Melbourne and Kensington. One Good Street seeks to create opportunities for residents to make a positive difference in the lives of their senior neighbours and works closely with the Good Karma Networks and other local community groups.

Biography:

Matiu founded One Good Street, a social networking platform to encourage neighbour initiated care for older residents at risk of social isolation and loneliness and started Australia’s first lending library of aged care equipment. Both initiatives were in response to the need to use the latent capacity within neighbourhoods to help older people stay at home for as long as posible.

Matiu is Design Integration Lead at Bolton Clarke, driving innovation and creativity in the aged and community sector. Matiu has a Master’s degree in Public Health and broad clinical and managerial nursing experience, including working in Tijuana, Mexico with Nobel Prize Laureate Mother Teresa in international border aid, and as an emergency, oncology, intensive care nurse and is a sexual health Nurse Practitioner.

Matiu contributes to health system innovation through involvement with Better Care Victoria as a board member and the Emerging Leaders Clinical Advisory Committee.