How we’re supporting children, young people and carers during COVID-19

26 March 2020

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

Carer FAQs during COVID-19

Carer FAQs during COVID-19

These FAQs will help carers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and advise what additional support is available for carers.

Support during COVID-19

Support during COVID-19

How Life Without Barriers is continuing to support children, young people and families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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:

Children's booklet COVID-19

Children's booklet COVID-19

We have developed a simple children's booklet to help you explain Coronavirus to the children in your care

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