Welcome from Chief Executive, Claire Robbs
On behalf of Life Without Barriers, I extend our appreciation for the trust placed in us by the people, communities and supporters we have partnered with over the year. I am pleased to share the 2022-23 Annual Report which highlights some of the wonderful stories we have been fortunate to witness and be a part of. Our work is only possible because of collaboration with carers, families, the people we support, and non-government and government agencies.
Thank you to every person who has shared their stories with us in this year’s report. This is our most sustainable, accessible, and interactive Annual Report yet – it’s a living document celebrating our incredible community.
Active Support in Action
The right to make choices and have control over how we participate and engage in our community is an important key indicator of quality of life, and a fundamental human right. For people with intellectual disability, there can be barriers to participation in activities of daily living both in the home and community. Active Support is an evidence-based approach that increases engagement and expands a person with disability’s capacity to make choices and participate meaningfully in their lives. It focusses on a person’s right to choose what they do and enables support teams to partner more effectively with them.
Our partnerships this year
On behalf of the Board and Executive Team at Life Without Barriers, we extend our sincere thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the journey of tens of thousands of people. We thank our staff and carers for their commitment through what has been another extraordinary year.
Image: Deputy Chief Executive Disability & Mental Health Leanne Johnson, House Supervisor Vasileios Haldezos and Digital Content Lead Jacintha Roberts stand next to a fluffy green mascot. They are standing in front of the Life Without Barriers float at Mardi Gras.
Collaborating for Impact
The essence of Life Without Barriers has always been the importance we place on our values and relationships. As we embarked on the first year of our Strategy 2025, it is the people that we partner with that have enabled us to extend the impact we are having across Australia.
Delivering great services
Emily rewrites the book on independence
Meet Em, a social woman with a contagious laugh and a great sense of humour.
Roxanne is living her life to the fullest
Roxanne is supported with trips to Country and an active life back home.
Influencing Systemic Barriers
Learning Without Barriers launches Education Strategy 2023-2025
This strategy seeks to address the challenges and opportunities faced by children and young people in out-of-h...
Life Without Barriers to separate SIL and SDA
Life Without Barriers to separate Supported Living and Specialist Disability Accommodation to enable choice fo...
Impact for Future Generations
Life Without Barriers reaffirms commitment to Reconciliation
Life Without Barriers' Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan - a game changer for Closing the Gap targets and the...
How Life Without Barriers celebrated NAIDOC Week across the count...
While we celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures all year round, throughout NAIDOC Week, we s...
Image: Four men raise their hands in the air around a barbeque at a National Reconciliation Week celebration in Alice Springs.
Annual Report 2023
Please read the Life Without Barriers 2022-23 Annual Report in a format that best suits you below:
2023 Annual Report | Interactive
Discover our interactive report, showcasing amazing stories made possible through genuine collaboration and trusted relationships Hear stories from people we support, explore our advocacy and policy work and the steps we have taken to positively impact future generations.
Discover our interactive report, showcasing amazing stories made possible through genuine collaboration and trusted relationships Hear stories from people we support, explore our advocacy and policy work and the steps we have taken to positively impact future generations.Learn more
2023 Annual Report videos | AD
The videos in our 'Collaborating for Impact 2022-23 Life Without Barriers Annual Report' have been created in an accessible format. Please find our audio-described videos showcasing the amazing stories from the 2022-2023 annual report here.
The videos in our 'Collaborating for Impact 2022-23 Life Without Barriers Annual Report' have been created in an accessible format. Please find our audio-described videos showcasing the amazing stories from the 2022-2023 annual report here.Learn more
2023 Annual Report | PDF
PDF format Collaborating for Impact 2022 - 23 Life Without Barriers Annual Report. This version is downloadable, printable, and shareable.
PDF format Collaborating for Impact 2022 - 23 Life Without Barriers Annual Report. This version is downloadable, printable, and shareable.Learn more