LWB has been providing services to Tasmania for nine years. In the early years of our Tasmanian service delivery we provided a centre based disability service and a small out of home care program. In 2015 LWB delivered services to over 330 clients in Tasmania. LWB Tasmania now holds contracts with the Tasmanian and Australian Governments for the delivery of services spanning youth mental health, disability, out of home care (foster care and therapeutic residential ), education and disability liaison and mediation, and support of young offenders. Our offices are located Collins St, Hobart (State Office), Claremont, Goodwood, Rocherlea and Burnie allowing us to provide services to many different communities across Tasmania.
As part of our service delivery to children and young people in the out of home care sector we have an ongoing strategy to recruit more foster carers for long term, short term, emergency and respite care of children and young peopld aged between 0 – 18 years of age. These children require a loving, stable home environment and we’ll be able ot provide further information about this during the information sessions.
Every day, Life Without Barriers offers support and care to children. We want each and every one of those children to feel as safe and respected as they should.
At Life Without Barriers, the wellbeing of children is our greatest concern. Ensuring children are well cared for, supported and protected from sexual and physical abuse is an absolute, non-negotiable priority. Within Life Without Barriers we have an initiative titled, “We Put Children First”. It provides more information about our stance on child safety and well-being, and includes guidelines about what constitutes illegal, unacceptable, and concerning behaviour in relation to children. Everyone within the LWB community are expected to act in a way that prioritises the wellbeing of children at all times.
In addition to this Lif without Barriers are actively participating in working effectively and responsibly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, our Reconciliation Action Plan and related initiatives are reviewed annually. Our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was launched in July 2009 with a clear commitment from our Board to effectively and responsibly work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities.
The main objective of our RAP is to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are fundamental to our workplace, program development, design and delivery.
The RAP provides real actions that have a positive impact on and achieve measurable outcomes for the people and communities we work with, and ensure the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are heard throughout our organisation.