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How to deliver an Acknowledgement of Country
Learn how you can acknowledge and pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and ...
Life Without Barriers partners with SNAICC for kids in out-of-home car...
Historic commitment to transfer out-of-home care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Year in review released - Partnering for the future
Life Without Barriers releases 2021-22 Annual Report.
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Life Without Barriers reaffirms commitment to Reconciliation
Life Without Barriers' Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan - a game changer for Closing the Gap targets and the...
Keeping a cultural connection – Aunty Karmen’s story
“I just want to be that rock for somebody, for any child that needs anybody, that Aunty they can come to.”
Life Without Barriers supports 'Yes' Campaign for Voice to Parlia...
Life Without Barriers affirms our commitment to the Yes campaign for the upcoming referendum on the First Nati...
Helping Trevor be a part of his mighty Green Machine once more
Long-time Raiders fan Trevor thought his days of seeing his beloved team play live were over, until his Life W...
Stepping into employment with Life Without Barriers
Life Without Barriers is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace where employees with disa...
Why should we celebrate International Women’s Day?
Embrace Equity - People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging requires equitable action...
Want to “Embrace Equity” this International Women’s Day? Be an al...
Emma Bennison, Manager of Strategic Engagement Disability Employment at Life Without Barriers, reflects on how...
Life Without Barriers celebrates World Pride at Mardi Gras 2023
Gather. Dream. Amplify. Life Without Barriers responds to the call to gather and celebrate Sydney World Pride ...
What's on at Life Without Barriers in March!
Join Life Without Barriers at a range of events happening across Australia during March.
Tara’s art adds a bit of magic to a Darwin playground
Tara uses her creative talents to beautify Darwin, receiving public recognition for her contribution.
Disability Royal Commission
Commissioner’s report on Public Hearing 20.
Supporting safe and therapeutic conversations with young people
We put children first with the SAFE series.
Inspired by her mum, Angelique’s art reaches high places
Creating art holds special meaning for Angelique, a Darwin-based Supported Independent Living resident.
Ziggi’s internship brings valuable hands-on experience
Ziggi’s commitment to social justice leads to an internship with Life Without Barriers CYF team.
Responding to Jenny’s changing needs
Life Without Barriers Support Coordination helps Jenny retain her independence with the right supports.
Helping young Wanderers fans explore the wonders of live sports
“I love the Wanderers. The game was one of the most exciting things I have done in my life."
Roxanne is living her life to the fullest
Roxanne is supported with trips to Country and an active life back home.
Winning more than medals at the Special Olympics
Darren, Damien and Craig team up to represent Victoria at the Special Olympics!
Claire is setting herself up for success
Claire, a young person in care, is making the most of her time in her home to set herself up for a successful ...
National Apology Day - a reminder of the past and a call to our f...
National Apology Day is a time to reflect on the ongoing impacts and intergenerational trauma experienced by t...
Bowling for fun, for good times, and for Victoria
How playing a game for fun led to more opportunities for Damian, Craig and Darren in their community.
What's on at Life Without Barriers in February!
Join Life Without Barriers at a range of events happening across Australia during February.
Emily uses art as a method of communication
Since partnering with her support team and the right art therapist, Emily’s talent as an artist has bloomed.
Life Without Barriers is deeply committed to reconciliation in ac...
Life Without Barriers acknowledges the deep sorrow and lasting impact of January 26.
Gearing up for a great school year in 2023
Life Without Barriers joined Kurbingui’s ‘Back to School Day’ event, giving local Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
Bruce turns his life around with some support
Thanks to Bruce's resilience and the support of the people around him, Bruce's story is now one of joy and hop...
Together at home: Christmas comes early for five best mates
A search for a new home highlights the need for better housing choices for people with disability.
Caroline receives Australian Human Rights Young Person Award
Congratulations to Caroline, Case Manager Next Steps Plus, who has received the Australian Human Rights Young ...
Shahid shares how lived experience helped him to become a recover...
Now I'm sitting this side and helping people.
The Life Without Barriers Human Library Podcast Project
Human libraries give a short insight into the lives of someone you might not ordinarily meet in your day-to-da...
Did you know these famous Aussies are neurodivergent?
It’s time to shake off stereotypes and reject harmful representations of neurodivergent people.
More support for young people’s mental health with Multisystemic ...
In Tasmania, the implementation of a new mental health program focused on Multisystemic Therapy is underway.
Life Without Barriers calls for employment of more people with di...
Australian workforces should reflect the composition of the Australian community and that means the inclusion ...
Life Without Barriers South Australian team celebrates CARE certi...
The Life Without Barriers South Australia Child, Youth and Family team has been awarded CARE Certification.
Bringing the school formal experience to young people in care
Inside Life Without Barriers' Western Sydney office, you'll find The Boutique, offering free formal wear, inte...
Inclusion Australia's 'experiences of employment' survey
Your opportunity to take part in an important survey about the employment of people with disability.
What's on at Life Without Barriers in December!
Join Life Without Barriers at a range of events happening across Australia during December.
Supporting young people to achieve their goals
Young people need support and opportunities to forge a sense of purpose.
Employing people with disability: it's no joke
Emma Bennison, Manager of Strategic Engagement Disability Employment, at Life Without Barriers.
Keeping people safe and well through COVID-19
How the Life Without Barriers COVID-19 Response Unit helped keep people connected.
Micky’s winning personality nets a prize
Micky is happiest when playing netball with his friends.
How disability support services can change a rural town
Lleyton's story about living with a disability in a remote part of Australia isn't what you might expect.
Changing lives with Next Steps assertive outreach program
The program has recorded great results in changing the lives of people affected by alcohol and other drugs.
We welcome the release of SNAICC Family Matters Report 2022
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people should grow up safe and cared for.
Young people designing the future
Listening to the voice of the future generation is one way we can learn, grow and collectively take action.
Hook into Books 2022 wrap up!
the Hook into Books campaign had another successful year of engaging children with reading and storytelling in...
We can do better than locking children and young people in prison...
Locking Up Kids: Australia's failure to protect children in detention.
Year in review released - Partnering for the future
Life Without Barriers releases 2021-22 Annual Report.
Connecting through creativity: Sarah’s recovery journey
With a bit of help from her support team, Sarah reconnects with her passions and shares her art.
Life Without Barriers Aged Care staff become Mo Bros
Aged Care employees Richard, Rick, Rolf and Joel are growing their ‘staches for Movember.
Life Without Barriers commends decision to extend age of support ...
We did it! We #MadeIt21 in every state and territory!
Support to access the community through mentoring
Freddy was a Life Without Barriers Hub services participant, now he uses his lived experience to help others.
Sound Barriers can’t stop the music – connecting with community
Access to the NDIS and support from Life Without Barriers has enabled a group of local musicians to rock on.
Supporting Kenny to live the life he wants
Kenny wished to experience more connectedness and purpose.
Microbusinesses creating greater employment opportunities in Hoba...
Creative Lab helps people with disability to get into the labour market.
Run, Tassie, run - for foster kids!
This team of carers are running to raise awareness for foster care kids in Tasmania!
Carer Ambassador continues the family tradition
Jacintha and Eddie - foster carers with us since 2009. We thought we’d check in!
Royal Commission into the sexual abuse of Aboriginal children
Life Without Barriers supports SNAICC.
What's on at Life Without Barriers in November!
Join Life Without Barriers at a range of events happening across Australia during November.
New accessible accommodation in Canberra
Housing tailored to meet individual needs.
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned this story contains the name and image of a ...
No spilt milk when partnering with purpose
We partnered with Ashgrove Cheese to highlight the urgent need for foster carers in Tasmania.
Art in motion, creating community on canvas
Dominic Freestone used his wheelchair to create a beautiful work of art.
Supported Independent Living has helped Cassie thrive
Cassie is a keen cyclist and loves exploring her new community on her pushbike.
Life Without Barriers welcomes new measures in the 22/23 Federal ...
Life Without Barriers welcomes investing in women and families, the NDIS and closing the gap initiatives.
Learning for life – Matthew helps Emma prepare for her future
Emma, a young person in care, builds her life skills and gets prepared for the future with the support of her ...
Narelle, Life Without Barriers employee, receives National Emerge...
Congratulations to Narelle, QCSS Program Manager for Queensland, who has been recognised with the National Eme...
Betty has a zest for life and recommends home support
Betty has had the same carer for six years!
Keith has a happy home with the support of Life Without Barriers'...
After many years exploring the world, Keith has found home and happiness.
Bayindjiila day: connecting little sisters to culture
Young people and carers experience a day of connection and cultural learning during Bayindjiila (Little Sister...
Welcome to Gittaba - "It was truly special"
Life Without Barriers Brisbane-based Child, Youth and Family team made a special journey together for a Cultur...
Samantha’s fresh start in supported independent living
With the support of her Care Team, Samantha reconnects with her family and starts a new chapter in her life.
Silvia connects art and culture for a place where we gather
Artist Silvia Jones-Terare connects her culture and her love of art in her work supporting children and young ...
Luke gets back on track with a bit of help from his support netwo...
Luke works hard to make positive changes with the support of his sister and Jason, his case manager.
Life Without Barriers' bold plan to employ more people with disab...
We champion diversity, inclusivity and equality in all we do.
Kristy is nominated for the 2022 Lived Experience Worker Award!
Kristy Lehmann, Community Peer Worker at Life Without Barriers, is a nominee for the 2022 Lived Experience Wor...
Be Connected program encourages Townsville seniors to get social
With one-third of older Australians living alone, it's never been more important to help prevent social isolat...
Meet Ashleigh, Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Ashleigh is proud and open about her disability at work.
Meet Ceara, Practice Assurance Advisor
Ceara uses her story to educate and advocate for people with disability.
Meet Paul, Financial Accountant
“With Life Without Barriers, the difference is that I don’t have to ask. People come up to me and say, ‘Is tha...
Meet Corrina, NDIS Client Engagement and Planning Officer
Not all disabilities are visible.
Meet Paul, Community Rehabilitation Support Worker
Paul’s experience of being a person with disability in the workforce hasn’t always been positive.
Meet Dwayne, Assistant Financial Accountant
Dwayne has a vision for a more inclusive and accessible world.
Why does Life Without Barriers march at Pride? It reflects our va...
The Brisbane rain may have thrown us a curve ball but it didn't stop our Pride!
What's on at Life Without Barriers in October!
Join Life Without Barriers at a range of events happening across Australia during October.
Mental Health Awareness Month in SA with mindshare
The Living Arts team are living up to their name!
IFCO Conference 2022 wrap up!
From the carers to staff, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the conference.
We congratulate Graeme Innes AM and Kurt Fearnley AO on new appoi...
Kurt Fearnley AO and Graeme Innes AM are appointed to the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency.
Celebrating Bi+ Visibility Day
Bi+ Visibility Day is observed annually on 23 September to recognise and celebrate bi+ people.
We need to talk about bisexuality (again)
Telling stories creates connections between people and ideas. Stories teach us, inspire us, and connect us to ...
Study to Work Gateway at Life Without Barriers
Did you know you can complete your studies and work placement while being employed by Life Without Barriers?!
Ashley aims high with support from her Care Team
When young people are supported by people who believe in them and their ability to succeed, they are empowered...
Alex explores pathways to employment with the support of YPEP!
From working with animals to performing on the drums solo, Alex has been exploring pathways and developing his...
James is on the road to independence with the support of his Care...
With a bit of hard work and support, James learned how to manage his finances and buy his dream car.
Congratulations to the winners at the 2022 SA Child Protection Aw...
Life Without Barriers' MOCKINGBIRD™ Family Program and Debraha Bills, Carer, were acknowledged at the South Au...
With the right support in place, Cody is thriving in care
Robyn, Foster Carer with Life Without Barriers, is a pillar of support for Cody, a young person in care.
Democracy in action at the NDIS Jobs and Skills Forum
Disability Support Worker, Balthazar Boutry, shares his reflection on attending the first-ever NDIS Jobs and S...
Family strengthening is the pathway to protecting children
Rob Ryan, Executive Lead - Strategy and External Engagement (Child, Youth and Family), shares his reflections ...
Foster Father Mike is Victoria’s Father of the Year!
Foster Carer, Michael te Wierik’s dedication to children in care was acknowledged with the 2022 YMCA Victorian...
Acknowledging National Child Protection Week with Jane French
Jane French, Executive Director, Children, Youth and Families, shares her reflections on National Child Protec...
Want to know how we can all play our part for child safety?
Children thrive when we all understand how to play our part in keeping them safe and well.
John and Yerilama find their green thumbs in Supported Independen...
A free packet of vegetable seeds from a grocery delivery has given fruit, and not just in the garden. Supporte...
Still Me, Still Human: The impact of Wear It Purple Day with Phi!
Phi Theodoros, Resident Artist - Living Arts, Child, Youth & Families, shares her reflections on the importanc...
Life Without Barriers proudly supports the SA Child Protection Aw...
We have been nominated for the South Australian Child Protection Awards!
Sally’s social work placement sets her up for success
Linking theories to practice, Sally reflects on the valuable experience she gained during her social work plac...
What's on at Life Without Barriers in September!
Join Life Without Barriers at a range of events happening across Australia during September.
Sam builds his employment skills with YPEP
Sam is on the tools at Hamilton Men’s Shed, building projects and his employment skills at the same time with ...
Blue skies for Logan District's NAIDOC celebrations
Life Without Barriers joins Logan District's NAIDOC celebration event at Kingston's Butter Factory parklands, ...
Intergenerational Virtual Storytime
Hook into Books is extending its virtual reach – introducing the Intergenerational Virtual Storytime!
Going the extra mile for Daniel’s holiday happiness!
Knowing how much Daniel loves his holidays, his support team helps him make the most of his holiday fun.
A country music star is born in the Hunter
Tex is ready to take on the world with a little help from his support staff.
Four ways to help people feel safe to share their disability at w...
Some people feel uncomfortable sharing information about their disability in the workplace. Here is how you ca...
Disability Done Different: with Director Graeme Innes AM
Graeme Innes reflects on the value of lived experience and Labor’s priorities now they are back in charge of t...
How a couple's Foster Care journey led to them living their best ...
Every Foster Carer has a different story about how they came to care. Sandra and Trev share how becoming Foste...
Why we don't need Disability Services for an inclusive Australia
"We need to drive societal change and do ourselves out of business.” - Chief Executive, Claire Robbs.
Our COVID-19 response
We are actively responding to the coronavirus (COVID‑19) pandemic and have taken steps to keep staff, carers, ...
Experiencing Garma, from a proud Gomeroi man
Rob Russell, National Director, Reconciliation shares his reflections on his experience at the Garma Festival....
Non-Government Organisations Closing the Gap
“Outcome 12 of Closing the Gap targets specifically call for a major reduction in the over representation of c...
The firsthand beauty of Garma
Jane French, Executive Director, Children, Youth and Families shares her experience attending the Garma Festiv...
Pathways to employment – Jayden’s first job with the support of Y...
Like most young people leaving school, Jayden was eager to score his first job and start to earn his own money...
Roylene shares her journey of finding meaningful employment
Roylene's advice, "Barriers are only temporary."
How we celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’...
On Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, Life Without Barriers' teams attended events held acr...
Join Life Without Barriers at Agfest’s 40th anniversary!
Agfest is a multi-award-winning agricultural event organised by Rural Youth Tasmania volunteer members.
Return to love: Dan’s Return to Country and family reunion
Life Without Barriers’ NSW Cultural team connected a young person with his Mob and Country, helping him to exp...
Tiara’s work ethic pays off with Joblife
Subway partners with Joblife, dedicated to building inclusive restaurants.
Where there’s help there’s hope in foster care
Perth-based charity 'Fostering Hope' recognised as Change Champions in the 7 News Local Champions awards!
What's on at Life Without Barriers in August!
Join Life Without Barriers at a range of events happening across Australia during August.
Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is a time for all Australians to celebrate and s...
Helen's narrow escape from homelessness
Heavy rains made Helen's house uninhabitable, leaving her without a place to live. With support from Life With...
Meet the people of Normanby Street
Active support and individual choice have made all the difference for the five housemates of Normanby Street.
Life Without Barriers supports renewed calls to #RaiseTheAge
We encourage the Council of Attorney Generals to ensure the age of criminal responsibility across Australia is...
Join the Life Without Barriers 'Reading Adventure Challenge'
The Hook into Books 'Reading Adventure Challenge' is an opportunity for children and young people to experienc...