29 August 2022

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

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This September, 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.

Australia Wide

Indigenous Literacy Day and Hook into Books Virtual Yarning Circle

To celebrate both the Hook into Books Campaign and Indigenous Literacy Day, we invite you to a virtual Yarning Circle to celebrate stories, cultures and language in our community.

The event includes a showcase of the National Digital Event with The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) and ILF Ambassadors Jessica Mauboy and Gregg Dreise, which shares a magical story about children in remote Milikapiti and Jilkminggan in the Northern Territory.

Following the National Digital Event, we will return to our Virtual Yarning Circle and yarn with Education Consultant Clea North. Clea, who is a descendant of the Gunggari and Mithaka nations of South West Queensland, will generously share some of her own story, her culture and her language with attendees.

  • Date: Wednesday 7 September

  • Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

  • Location: Online event

For more information or to register, visit our event registration form.

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STEPtember

To support the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA), Life Without Barriers has joined the STEPtember campaign to raise funds to help people living with cerebral palsy live their best lives.

STEPtember is a month-long fundraiser that encourages us to approach our health and wellbeing with a bit more focus. It means creating little (or big) teams and encouraging each other to commit to healthy activities. Activities can include everything from increasing your steps each day to swimming, yoga, running, cycling or other activities like meditation or reading.

To register or learn more, visit the STEPtember website

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Queensland

Beaudesert Show

Come and say hello to our Child Youth and Family team at the Beaudesert show! Our specialist staff will be there to answer any questions you have about Foster Care and available services in the local area.

  • Date: Friday 2 - Saturday 3 September

  • Time: 8am – 10pm

  • Location: Beaudesert Showgrounds, Albert Street, Beaudesert, Queensland.

For more information or to register, visit the Beaudesert Show website.

Care Expo

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

Life Without Barriers staff will be sharing information on our DisabilityAged Care, and Foster Care services at the expo. 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: Thursday 15 September

  • Time: 9am – 4pm

  • Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, corner Merivale and Glenelg Streets South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland.

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

Brisbane Pride Fair Day

Brisbane Pride is the largest Pride event in Queensland. The event celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community with a Pride March from Orleigh Park in West End to Musgrave Park in South Brisbane. The March is followed by the Fair Day festival with live music, food trucks and activities for community connection.

Life Without Barriers staff will be marching in the Pride March, and we will have a stall at the Fair Day. Our team will be available to discuss the services we offer and answer any questions you have about foster care.

At Life Without Barriers, we value a diverse community of Foster Carers and welcome Carers of any sexuality or gender.

  • Date: Saturday 24 September

  • Time: 10am – 5pm

  • Location: Musgrave Park, 91 Cordelia Street, Brisbane, Queensland.

For more information, visit the Brisbane Pride website.

Life Without Barriers staff marching at Brisbane Pride.

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 6 September

  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Location: Online event

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

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The Y NSW Youth Careers Expo

The Y NSW Youth Careers Expo is a free interactive and informative opportunity for young people to learn more about their career opportunities. The event will be packed with activities, online industry insights, local training, job service providers, volunteering information and support agencies.

This fully accessible and inclusive Expo will have specialist stands catering to all young people – mainstream students, young people with disability, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. Life Without Barriers will be one of more than 50 stallholders and our friendly staff would love to meet you and talk about the services and support we provide to young people seeking employment.

  • Date: Thursday 15 September

  • Time: 10am - 2pm

  • Location: Lake Haven Centre, Lake Haven Drive & Goobarabah Avenue, Lake Haven, New South Wales.

For more information, visit the Y Space Online website.

Rural Fire Service Get Ready Weekend - Postponed

The Rural Fire Service brigades across NSW are running face-to-face Get Ready Weekend events to help families get ready and develop bush fire survival plans with advice, guidelines and resources. Life Without Barriers Foster Care team will be there to help you and talk about how to keep vulnerable children and young people safe

  • Date: Postponed due to wet weather. A new date will be announced soon.

  • Location: Bathurst Adventure Playground, 96 Hope Street, Bathurst, New South Wales.

For more information or to register, visit the RFS Facebook page.

Northern Territory

International Foster Care Conference

Come together at the International Foster Care conference with other stakeholders to share and understand the role and responsibilities in supporting children and young people in care.

The theme of the 2022 conference is “Finding Ways Forward: Celebrating Identity, Culture, Families and Community” and will include a combination of plenary sessions on diverse topics, interactive workshops, and poster sessions as well as a dynamic social program and plenty of networking opportunities. 

Life Without Barriers is a proud sponsor of this year's event. We look forward to coming together with our sector and community leaders to have important conversations about the roles we all play in supporting and protecting young people in care. You will also see some of our Foster Care team there!

  • Date: Thursday 22 - Sunday 25 September

  • Location: Darwin Convention Centre, 10 Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, Northern Territory.

For more information or to register, visit the International Foster Care Conference website.

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ACT

Braddon Open Day

You're invited to come and experience the newest Enliven Housing's SDA apartments in Braddon. Come down and explore the ‘Sol and Dawn’ apartments, meet the Enliven Housing and Life Without Barriers Teams and have all your questions answered.

  • Date: Wednesday 14 September

  • Time: 1pm - 2pm

  • Location: 55 Currong Street, North Braddon, ACT.

This Open Day is face-to-face and by appointment only. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite registration webpage.

South Australia

Foster Care Information Webinar

Join Michael Down, Carer Practice Manager, Karina Atkins, Carer Engagement Officer and Kristy Smith, 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, 28 September

  • Time: 7pm

  • Location: Online event

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

Tasmania

Foster Care Information Webinar

Join Kathryn Wynn, Carer Assessor, Anna Wild, Operations Manager and Katrina Atkins, Carer Engagement Officer 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, 28 September

  • Time: 6pm - 7pm

  • Location: Online event

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

Victoria

Foster Care Information Webinar

Join Elizabeth Healy, Carer Practice Manager and Louise Baker, Carer Engagement Officer 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, 27 September

  • Time: 6pm

  • Location: Online event

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

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