1 August 2022

Join Life Without Barriers at a range of events happening across Australia during August.

Life Without Barriers Marquee with staff standing behind a table set up with bags, water bottles and balls.

This month, Life Without Barriers is hosting and supporting a number of digital and in-person events. You can connect with our teams and learn more about our services at the events below.

New South Wales

Foster Care Information Webinar

Join Scott Newman, Carer Engagement Officer and Jacintha Batchelor, Carer Ambassador, to learn more about Foster Care in an online information session!

During the session, we will cover the different types of care, the application and assessment process, the roles and responsibilities of being a Foster Carer and the support you will receive from Life Without Barriers. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session.

Date: Wednesday 10 August

Time: 6:30pm

For more information or to register, visit our Eventbrite webpage.

Foster Care for Children with Complex Needs Information Webinar

Scott Newman, Carer Engagement Officer and Jacintha Batchelor, Carer Ambassador, discuss fostering children with complex needs, what to expect as a Carer, the application and assessment process, the roles and responsibilities of being a Foster Carer and the support you will receive from Life Without Barriers.

There will also be an opportunity to have all your questions answered in a live Q&A session.

Date: Wednesday 17 August

Time: 6:30pm

For more information or to register, visit our Eventbrite webpage.

A foster care mother and daughter sitting at the kitchen table painting.

Victoria

Care Expo Melbourne

Care Expo Melbourne brings together a diverse range of community services, businesses and organisations from the support, health and care industries.

We will be at stall no. P57, sharing information on our Disability, Aged Care, Foster Care, and Mental Health Services. Our friendly staff will be available to answer your questions and can provide you with important advice specific to your needs and help guide you on your journey.

We will also be on the lookout for leaders in the disability space to come and join Life Without Barriers! Speak to our friendly staff in the booth or apply online here.

Date: 12 - 13 August

Time: 9am and 4pm

Location: Melbourne Showgrounds, 01 Exhibition Pavilion, Victoria.

For more information or to register, visit the Care Expo Melbourne website.

Tasmania

Burnie Foster Care Information Sessions

Join Kathryn Wynn, Carer Assessor and Anna Wild, Operations Manager, at our free in-person sessions to learn more about Foster Care!

During the sessions, we will cover the different types of care, the application and assessment process, the roles and responsibilities of being a Foster Carer and the support you will receive from Life Without Barriers.

Over light refreshments, our experienced team will talk you through the process and answer any specific questions you have – no matter how big or small!

Date: Wednesday 10 August

Time: 10am and 5:30pm

Location: Burnie Arts & Function Centre, 77 Willmot Street Burnie, Tasmania.

For more information or to register, visit our Eventbrite webpage.

Foster Care Information Webinar

Join Kathryn Wynn, Carer Assessor, Katrina Wells, Carer Ambassador and Anna Wild, Operations Manager, to learn more about Foster Care in an online information session!

During the session, we will cover the different types of care, the application and assessment process, the roles and responsibilities of being a Foster Carer and the support you will receive from Life Without Barriers. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session.

Date: Tuesday 16 August

Time: 7pm

For more information or to register, visit our Eventbrite webpage.

Agfest 2022

Agfest is a multi-award-winning agricultural event organised by Rural Youth Tasmania volunteer members.

We will be at site 820, Eighth Ave, sharing information on all our Tasmanian services, with current Foster Carers and specialist staff available to answer any questions about Foster Care and available services in the local area. Our team will also be able to discuss potential employment options across our service areas.

At our stall, we will be showcasing and selling art creations that are handmade by people we support in the Life Without Barriers Disability Art Programs. Prices for these unique pieces start at just $5. Profits from all sales are distributed back to the individual artists and our Disability Art Programs.

We have also partnered with Ashgrove Cheese to bring a fun activity for the kids!

We will have cow masks at the Life Without Barriers marquee for children, who will also get to create their own "Cow Rock". We'll also be handing out flyers for people to take to the Ashgrove site to receive a special cheesy moo-gift when they wear their cow mask and say "MOO!"

Date: 24 – 27 August

Time: 8am – 4pm

Location: Quercus Park, 415 Oaks Road, Carrick, Tasmania.

For more information or to book your ticket, visit the Agfest website.

Foster Care Ambassador Katie standing outside. She is facing away for the camera and 'Be a Foster Carer ask me how' is printed on her shirt.

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