Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers is a not-for-profit organisation working in more than 250 communities across Australia and New Zealand to support more than 5,500 people to live their best life possible. They are one of the largest providers of social services in Australia. Their focus on the North West is to ensure every child and young person has the right to reach their potential. When a child or young person cannot live at home Life Without Barriers provides safe and stable homes through their Out Of Home Care services.

Foster Care: Foster care services are provided to children and young people aged from birth to 17 years of age who are unable to live with their own families.The care is provided by people in the community within their own home on a short or long-term basis.

Specialised or therapeutic foster care is provided to children with high and/or complex needs such as disabilities, developmental delays or learning difficulties, or complex and challenging behaviours.

Respite Care: Respite carers provide short-term care for children and young people when their foster carer needs a break. It is usually planned in advance but can, on occasion, be required immediately. Respite also provides children and young people with opportunities to develop further skills and build their support network.

Stephen Owen – Program Coordinator 0459 836 955
Kylie Gibbs – Care Coordinator 0475 826 224

  • Address 2 Spring Street, Burnie 7320
  • Phone0475 826 224