How we’re supporting children, young people and carers during COVID-19
This page provides information about how we’re responding to the coronavirus outbreak to keep people in our Foster and residential Care services safe. We will update it regularly to ensure you remain informed.
New resources - 31 March
Visitor restrictions in our residential homes for children and young people
We are taking all the necessary precautions to protect our staff and the health and safety of every child and young person we support in residential homes.
To ensure people remain safe, we are seeking the support of the communities and partners we work with. Please do not visit our Life Without Barriers properties unless it is essential to service delivery or the wellbeing of people we support.
If you believe your visit is essential, please contact your Life Without Barriers representative first to ask if it is safe to visit. Remember to follow the Australian Government’s advice, such as staying 1.5m away from other people where possible, practising good hand hygiene, using hand sanitiser, and avoiding handshakes. If you feel unwell, please stay home.
Thank you for your cooperation and helping us look after the people we support, across Australia.
Resources for children
There are a number of resources you can use to help children understand COVID-19 and what it means for them:
Contact Life Without Barriers
If you have any questions about Life Without Barriers’ response to COVID-19, please call the Life Without Barriers National COVID-19 Response Call Centre available 8am - 8pm, Monday - Friday:
1800 313 117
Concerned about your health? Speak to a nurse
If you are a Life Without Barriers foster or kinship carer and need health advice, call the 24/7 nurse-led Coronavirus Health Information Line
1800 983 006
Struggling with your mental health?
As a Life Without Barriers foster or kinship carer you have access to free 24/7 mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program by calling 1300 135 600
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