Welcome to our Winter 2019 edition of We Live Life. In We Live Life we shine the spotlight on individuals making a difference throughout Life Without Barriers
We Live Life provides a snapshot of all the great work happening at the moment and it is packed full of inspiring stories from our clients, carers and staff about what can be achieved when we support people to remove the barriers in their lives.
This year already we’ve supported hundreds of new people as our service reach has grown significantly through the Victorian Transfer project (page 7) and we’ve continued to provide exceptional service to the people we support throughout Australia.
In this edition of We Live Life we meet some of our fantastic Queensland foster carers, Gillian and Greg and Sherryn and Veijo. They share what brought them to foster care as well as the day-to-day joys and challenges that come with caring (Queensland Foster and Kinship Care Week, page 4). We head to far north Queensland to learn about a very special return to country trip for one of our clients who was able to reconnect with family he had not seen in over 20 years (Francis comes home, page 5).
We also meet Adele, one of our Joblife Employment clients who was able to literally come to the rescue after completing first aid training with Joblife just the day before a car accident occurred outside her home (Adele is no bystander, page 9). You’ll also read about our Townsville team who supported their community to get back on their feet after destructive floods hit the region in February this year (Help is on the way, page 3).
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Life Without Barriers receives the first CARE Certification in Au...
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