Participants & families

From 2021, services that have been supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will transition to be funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This page will inform you about what this change means and how Life Without Barriers will help you understand what will take place.

Transferring to Life Without Barriers

Transferring to Life Without Barriers

The National Disability insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolling out across Victoria. As part of these changes, some disability services in selected areas of Greater Melbourne have transferred from the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to us, Life Without Barriers. This means that Life Without Barriers is the new service provider in certain locations where Supported Independent Living (group accommodation) and Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (respite support) is provided.

Life Without Barriers is a registered NDIS provider and has been providing disability services for almost 30 years. We are committed to being respectful, responsive, and most of all, to building positive relationships. Our focus always has, and will continue to be, supporting people achieve their goals.

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Frequently asked questions

We understand that you, your family and supporters may have some questions about changing service provider. Below are some answers to some common questions that are accurate as of 7 December 2020. If you have any other questions, please email asklwbvic@lwb.org.au.

Videos for Participants
Supported Independent Living (SIL) with Life Without Barriers
This video explains how Participants will receive Supported Independent Living, as services transfer from the Department of Health and Human Services to Life Without Barriers.
Supported Independent Living (SIL) with Life Without Barriers
This video explains how Participants will receive Supported Independent Living, as services transfer from the Department of Health and Human Services to Life Without Barriers.
Transport services for Participants with Life Without Barriers
This video explains how Life Without Barriers will provide transport services to Participants whose group home or respite service is transferring to Life Without Barriers from the Department of Health and Human Services in 2019.
Real Stories
Meet Corey, learning to live independently
Meet Corey, learning to live independently
Meet Alex and Nick, living independently as housemates
Meet Chris, achieving his goals

Melbourne locations

Life Without Barriers was selected by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to provide support services to people in areas of Greater Melbourne.

Life Without Barriers now provides disability support services in the following suburbs of Melbourne.

North Eastern Melbourne

Bundoora

Eltham

Epping

Greensborough

Lalor

Macleod

Mill Park

Montmorency

Viewbank

Watsonia

Watsonia North

South and South Eastern Melbourne

Ashwood

Balaclava

Bentleigh

Bentleigh East

Chadstone

Clarinda

Clayton

Clayton South

Elsternwick

Elwood

Glen Huntly

Glen Waverley

Hampton

Hampton East

Hughesdale

Malvern East

Moorabbin

Mount Waverley

Mulgrave

Notting Hill

Oakleigh East

Oakleigh South

Ormond

St Kilda East

Eastern Melbourne

Balwyn North

Blackburn

Blackburn North

Blackburn South

Box Hill North

Box Hill South

Burwood

Burwood East

Doncaster

Doncaster East

Forest Hill

Glen Waverley

Mitcham

Mont Albert North

Mount Waverley

Nunawading

Ringwood North

Templestowe

Vermont South

Transfer timeline

August, 2018
  • Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announce disability services will transfer to Life Without Barriers
December, 2020
January, 2021
March, 2021
  • Disability services in North Eastern Melbourne completes transition to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
April, 2021
  • Disability services in South Eastern Melbourne completes transition to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
May, 2021
  • Disability services in South Melbourne completes transition to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Get in touch today

If you have any questions about the transfer of your services, you can speak to your House Supervisor or contact Life Without Barriers by emailing asklwbvic@lwb.org.au and we help you with any questions you have.