Life Without Barriers announces merger with DUO Services

Life Without Barriers is pleased to announce a merger with Canberra based DUO Services Australia (DUO) from July 1, 2017.

DUO is one of the Australian Capital Territory’s leading not-for-profit community service providers committed to making a difference in people’s lives particularly people with a disability and older people.

Similarly, Life Without Barriers is an Australian social purpose, not-for-profit organisation committed to partnering with people to change lives for the better and empowering them to be part of their local community. With corresponding values the two organisations are well positioned for a stronger future.

“DUO has an excellent record of successfully delivering local services within the ACT. The merger with Life Without Barriers will enable the strengths, expertise and knowledge of both organisations to build a solid foundation for future growth and staff development,” Cheryl Pollard, DUO Chief Executive, said.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for two like minded organisations in the not-for-profit, social services sector to work together to provide the vital community services and supports that enable people to live their life for the better.

“By merging, DUO can continue to deliver their services to local ACT communities, but with the added resilience and innovation that comes from being part of a national organisation,” Claire Robbs, LWB Chief Executive, said.

Leading up to the merger, DUO staff, customers and their families will be provided with updated information and the opportunity to engage with Cheryl Pollard and Claire Robbs during a series of meetings in June and July.

Further information is available from the DUO customer relations team on (02) 6287 2870 (then select Option 4).

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