July 14, 2024

Together Brisbane

Brisbane City Queensland Australia Local News

Life Without Barriers in Brisbane

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Life Without Barriers offers a comprehensive hierarchy of permanency options for children and young people in care, including adoptive placement and more permanent arrangements through long term guardianship.

Experienced Disability Support Worker required for person-centered support at an assisted living home in Ipswich. Ideally someone familiar with working with individuals experiencing dementia.

Services

Life Without Barriers is an approved provider of Home Care Packages funded by the Australian government, offering support to people in their community who require help living at home or within it. Their program includes personal care assistance, social support services, meals delivery, shopping services and rehabilitation services – allowing people to remain independent.

Brisbane Life Without Barriers also operates Next Step After Care in partnership with CREATE Foundation, Uniting Care Community and YETI as well as South Burnett CTC and Integrated Family Youth Services across Queensland. This service helps care leavers connect to their local communities, form meaningful and enduring relationships and build resilience.

Life Without Barriers offers support to refugees and asylum seekers living in their host communities while decisions regarding their visa and immigration status are made.

Home Care Packages

Home care packages provide government funding that you can use to purchase various services and supports that enable you to remain independent at home, such as personal care, domestic assistance, transport, social support services, community participation activities, home modification/assistive equipment purchases/rentals and respite care.

Home care package funding options consist of four levels and will be assessed to find out which best meets your needs. When choosing a provider, ensure they are accredited by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and offer genuine self-management options. Also important is making sure they offer care that fits with what is necessary and that their staff have experience tailoring services specifically to you.

Next Step After Care

Queensland sees approximately 500 young people exit statutory care each year, many of whom face an increasingly challenging transition to adulthood as a result of instability, limited natural support networks and past trauma.

The Palaszczuk Government is working towards improving aftercare services for Queensland young adults. A range of new initiatives has been undertaken as part of a strengthened Next Step Plus program, including an expanded EPCS service which will offer them additional assistance in housing, education and employment.

New services are being implemented to assist young people in various ways, such as helping them find and secure safe, affordable housing, reconnect with their safety networks and culture/community, apply for jobs or training and attend appointments to address health needs. A joint agency protocol to reduce preventable police call-outs to residential care services has also been instituted so as to avoid the criminalisation of children and young adults.

Out of Home Care

Life Without Barriers offers out-of-home care services including foster care and community based programs for children and young people. Working closely with families, the organization offers quality and safe care services.

Life Without Barriers partners with those needing disability support to assist them in choosing the supports necessary to live the way they choose. Participants have full control of determining their level of support as well as whether to receive a Home Care Package or not.

Life Without Barriers is a provider of Home Care Packages funded by the Australian government and offers personal, domestic and household assistance, social support services such as meals or shopping or rehabilitation as well as loan of basic equipment.

Foster Care

Foster carers provide children with a safe and nurturing home environment. Alongside providing stable living arrangements, foster carers receive training and support throughout their journey as well as receiving a salary for their work.

Emergency, respite and long term foster care services are provided here at Fostering Connection. In addition, aftercare services can assist young people as they transition back into their families or build independent lives.

Life Without Barriers offers benefits to foster and kinship carers through Carer Discount Cards in many states that allow them to receive discounts at many local businesses. Converge is also available 24/7 as an Employee Assistance Program/Wellness Partner offering 24/7 mental health support and well-being guidance.