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Our 20 Year Anniversary!

Our 20th anniversary celebrations continue through 2014! We’d like to share with you the journey our organisation has taken and celebrate the extraordinary people we have supported and the talented staff who have helped build this organisation.

Since Life Without Barriers began in the 1990s our services have grown from delivering disability services to the full scope of community services from family support and out-of-home care to home and community care for older Australians, and support to refugees and asylum seekers. Our work in the areas of mental health, homelessness and youth justice has also improved the lives of the hundreds of the people we support.

We’ve helped thousands of people to live the best life possible and we will continue to deliver services wherever they’re needed. In 2012–13 we supported nearly 2000 people with disability. Through endorsing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 2013, we will continue to ensure people with disability get more personalised, coordinated and responsive care.

In the 12 months to 30 June 2013, we also provided family support and out-of-home care services, to help more than 1800 children, young people and their families stay safely together or when this was not possible, have somewhere safe to live.

In that same period we delivered services to support more than 800 older Australians to remain living in their home; and helped more than 300 refugees and asylum seekers to settle in Australia. It’s the services we provide and the people we support, across Australia and New Zealand that sets us apart from other community service agencies.

Over the past few years we’ve also entered a new era for Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives. Our commitment to Reconciliation is one example of how we are strengthening our support, and listening to first Australians, across Life Without Barriers and in the community. We’re changing with the times and we’re committed to continuous improvement. It’s one of the many reasons why we've unveiled a fresh new look. Our brand and values refresh marks a new chapter in our story.

With our new brand launched on 26 March 2014 as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we have been overwhelmed with positive feedback about the brand and values refresh.

We launched the brand simultaneously across the whole organisation with celebrations at 85 offices and nine major launch sites. Launch packs featuring newly branded t-shirts, drink bottles, pens, balloons and a values work book generated enthusiasm for our new look.

We’d love to share some of the feedback we received reflecting the pride and joy across the Life Without Barriers family.

“I love the new brand and find the values really inspiring.”

“It feels really good knowing that I am a small part of an organisation that is doing really big things and stands for values that I personally try to incorporate into everyday life.”

“Thank you for enabling me to be a part of Life Without Barriers and the opportunities that come with it.”

“2014 will definitely be an exciting year for Life Without Barriers and we look forward to using our new brand to engage with more Australians and make life better for every one of our clients.”

“Thanks for making our re-brand a successful and engaging journey.”