1 October 2022

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

Two Life Without Barriers staff members standing at a stall.

This October, 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: Tuesday 4 October

  • Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

  • Location: Online event

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

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Tharawal NAIDOC Family Fun Day

The Tharawal NAIDOC Family Fun Day has been rescheduled to Thursday 6 October.

Come along to this free community event to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories with performances, food, activities, stalls and more!

Say hi to our friendly staff at the Life Without Barriers stall and join us as we celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

  • Date: Thursday 6 October

  • Time: 10am – 2pm

  • Location: Airds High School2 Briar Road, Airds, New South Wales.

For more information, visit the NAIDOC website.

Penrith City Council NAIDOC Week event

Following a reschedule in July due to wet weather, Penrith City Council will host a fun and inclusive NAIDOC Week event on Friday 7 October to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, culture, and contemporary life.

Come down to say hi to our friendly staff and enjoy performances, food, activities, stalls and more!

  • Date: Friday 7 October

  • Time: 10am – 4pm

  • Location: Jamison Park Netball Complex, York Rd, Penrith, New South Wales.

For more information, visit the Penrith City Council website.

Shoalhaven NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Due to the wet weather in July, Shoalhaven City Council has rescheduled their NAIDOC Family Fun Day to Friday 7 October.

This free event is a great day out for the whole family and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, culture, and communities.

Life Without Barriers will have a stall at the Shoalhaven NAIDOC Family Fun Day. Come down and join us as we celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and advocate for institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative change.

  • Date: Friday 7 October

  • Time: 10am – 2pm

  • Location: Nowra Showground, 20 West Street, Nowra, New South Wales.

For more information, visit the Shoalhaven City Council website.

Life Without Barriers staff standing in a group in front of a stall at Rundel Mall NAIDOC week event.

Becoming a Carer for Kids Information Session with My Forever Family

Join Life Without Barriers at the My Forever Family Carer Information Session to learn more about foster care!

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the process of becoming an authorised carer and listen to firsthand experiences from current carers.

Our staff will be ready to answer your questions and provide valuable information about foster care in your local area.

  • Date: Thursday 13 October

  • Time: 5:30pm – 7pm

  • Location: The Hub, 2 Matilda Way, Berkeley, New South Wales.

For more information or to register, visit the My Forever Family NSW website.

My Forever Family NSW Carer Information Session.

South Australia

Mindshare Group Exhibition Launch

Celebrate the launch of the Mindshare Group Exhibition!

Mindshare is an online space that invites the general public to share personal experiences or thoughts connected to mental health, either in everyday observations or through art and storytelling.

The yearly Mindshare Group Exhibition is held during Mental Health Month from Tuesday 4 October to Wednesday 26 October.

The Exhibition features creatives with lived experience of mental health challenges, alongside works made by participants in creative outreach and rehabilitation programs run by Life Without Barriers’ Living Arts Program, Neami National and Skylight.

Life Without Barriers' Living Arts Program is featuring collaborative pieces made during Family Fun Days, the MOCKINGBIRD Family™ animation Projects and works from three emerging young artists.

  • Date:  Friday 7 October

  • Time: 4pm – 6pm

  • Location: North Adelaide Community Centre, 176 Tynte St, North Adelaide, South Australia.

For more information, visit the Mindshare website.

Mindshare Group Exhibition Flyer

Festival of Now!

The Festival of Now is a celebration of mental health, creativity and inclusiveness that challenges stigma and promotes community connection.

This year the Festival of Now is celebrating its 10th anniversary with live music and performance, free food, arts and crafts, games, Farmer Darcy's Animal Petting Zoo, mental health and wellbeing information stalls and more.

Come along, say hi to our friendly staff, and check out our Living Arts van at this free, family-friendly event!

  • Date:  Friday 14 October

  • Time: 10:30am – 3:00pm

  • Location: Wauwi (Light Square), Adelaide, South Australia.

For more information, visit the Festival of Now website.

Festival of Now flyer. Text reads: Celebrate our growing community. 10th Anniversary 2022.

National Carers Week - Carer Expo

Join us and other stall holders from Government agencies, community organisations and service providers at the Carer Expo!

This event is for all unpaid carers* who live in South Australia!

  • Date:  Friday 18 October

  • Time: 9:30am – 2:30 pm

  • Location: St Clair Recreation Centre, 109 Woodville Rd, Woodville South

For more information and to register, visit the Carers SA website.

*Who is an unpaid Carer? An unpaid Carer can be a partner, family member, friend or neighbour. They could be temporary or permanent caring for someone because of terminal illness, disability, mental illness, alcohol and drug addiction, or for an older person with care needs.

CARERS SA provides unpaid Carers with a range of support services including the Carer Gateway (carer support planning, emergency respite, peer support and coaching, counselling, tailored financial packages), carer breaks, community connections and more.

Foster Care Information Webinar

Learn everything you need to know about  Foster Care at our 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 26 October

  • Time: 7:00pm

  • Location: Online event

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

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Victoria

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) at the Nightingale Open Day

Located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, the dwellings are rated as having high physical support and include features that provide enhanced physical access.

Community housing organisation Housing Choices Australia and disability support provider Life Without Barriers will be onsite to answer questions about the accommodation, which is powered by solar and 100% GreenPower, has a shared rooftop garden and is adjacent to Anstey train station.

  • Date:  Tuesday 25 October

  • Time: 11am-12.30pm

  • Location: Brunswick VIC

For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite registration webpage.

Foster Care Information Webinar

Learn everything you need to know about  Foster Care at our 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 25 October

  • Time: 6:00pm

  • Location: Online event

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

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