17 December 2021

One third of new clothing goes from factory to landfill, whilst one in eight adults and one in six children do not have adequate access to essential clothing.

Four women standing infront of a van that has a clothes rack out the front.

How good does it feel when you find a new outfit – something that makes you smile and feel like you’re ready for anything?

Well, Life Without Barriers in South Australia has ‘stitched up’ a wonderful partnership with Anglicare and Thread Together – an organisation who brings dignity and hope to people by providing them with new clothing that was destined for the landfill.

This partnership was established to enhance Life Without Barriers Housing Accommodation Support Partnership (HASP), which teaches the people we support the importance of personal hygiene and looking after their Mental Health.

Participants were able to visit a ‘mobile boutique’ and choose brand new clothing and shoes.

This unique partnership has assisted in restoring dignity – and bringing some joy – to men, women and children who are going through a tough period.

It’s a program that can turn an ordinary day quite literally into an extraordinary one!

“Partnerships like these are so important to us and our participants,” says Susan Sanchez, Team Leader, HASP.

“They allow us to provide participants with goals and experiences that are truly unique and memorable.”

“We were also able to involve our Social Work Students who worked collaboratively with our Peer Worker and Thread Together to make sure our client experience on the day was not just fun and engaging but empowering too.”

Susan said Life Without Barriers SA looks forward to continuing this special partnership and forging new opportunities in our quest to always let people seek out support on their terms.

Who are Thread Together?

Thread Together addresses this uncomfortable truth by saving new clothing from going to landfill and providing these clothes to people in need.

They believe circumstances and disadvantage should not prevent people from accessing clothing to allow them to realise their full potential - and so do we.

Mental Health services

Life Without Barriers offers a number of mental health services in select communities across Australia

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