Life Without Barriers 2020-2021 Annual Report 'the power of purpose'

15 November 2021

In this year’s Annual Report, we reflect on the power of purpose in all our lives.

Staff and people we support at Devonshire Road planting a new garden bed.

In the 2020-2021 Annual Report we are delighted to share wonderful stories from the people, carers, families and staff who are members of the Life Without Barriers community. In these extraordinary times, we reflect on the many significant achievements of people across Australia and how we are joined and engaged through a common purpose of partnering with people to change lives for the better.  

We have continued to be agile and adapt our services in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have supported the acceleration of vaccination access for people with disability through the establishment of dedicated vaccine hubs in New South Wales and Victoria.

This year we have partnered with other organisations, agencies, corporates and government to provide: 

  • 5,953 children and young people with support

  • 6,498 older Australians with in-home services

  • 6,052 people with disability with support

  • 1,918 refugee and asylum seekers with support

  • 11,200 staff and kinship carers with support

WA Museum welcome to country.

At Life Without Barriers, we value the trust placed in us by the people and communities we have partnered with over the year. This year, the pandemic has continued to require a sustained effort from our organisation. Our carers have shown extraordinary resilience in offering ongoing security and safety for children in care – despite the challenges.

This year’s Annual Report also features our strong commitment to the journey of Reconciliation, and our redesigned plan showcases our resolve to do more than ever towards strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In disability support services, we partnered with leading disability activist Leslie Chenoweth AO to reimagine home and living supports, giving people with disability the right to choose how they want to design their lives and their homes.

Life Without Barriers client Brett receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Also in this year’s report, read about:

Delivering great services

Influencing systemic barriers

Impact for future generations

And many more wonderful stories!

You can find our Annual Report and Easy English version linked below.

Clea North with her two youngest children on country Yuggera Ugarapul Country, Boonah, learning about culture.

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