AN OPEN LETTER FROM DUO IN SUPPORT OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY
Together with our parent company Life Without Barriers and other business, industry and sporting leaders of Australia, we express our full support for Marriage Equality.
The rights and liberties of all individuals are to be respected for a healthy and inclusive society. Australia is a robust democracy and should treat all its citizens equally. Legalised discrimination in one area allows discrimination to flourish in all areas.
We support diversity and inclusion and recognise the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people to live and work, free of prejudice and discrimination, with all the essential freedoms enjoyed by other members of the broader community.
We join with other active and strong voices during the same-sex marriage debate to demonstrate our awareness of the issues faced by the LGBTI community, and lend our commitment to fighting discrimination and celebrating diversity at all levels within the community.
To find out more about this important issue, click HERE.
LAWNMOWING 2017 - 18 SEASON
The new lawnmowing season begins in September and runs through to May the following year. If you are a current customer, the lawnmowing schedule is now available HERE or can be sent to you.
If you’re interested in receiving this service, contact us on 6287 2870.
MEDIA RELEASE 5 June 2017
The social services sector is currently undergoing significant change with the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and aged care reforms. These changes have altered the way in which organisations need to operate.
DUO has been exploring ways to ensure supports and services are not only maintained into the future, but are potentially expanded to meet future demand. Like other organisations, DUO has been considering options to collaborate, partner and merge to secure our ongoing sustainability and viability.
It was in this context that DUO and Life Without Barriers agreed to explore a merger of the two organisations, with the key purpose of ensuring that both organisations are positioned for a stronger future together.
Life Without Barriers is one of Australia’s largest social purpose, not-for-profit organisations, located in 300 communities throughout Australia and works in areas such as Disability Support, Aged Care, Mental Health and Refugee and Asylum Seeker services.
“It was particularly important to us that in exploring a potential merger, the organisation we partnered with would have a shared vision and a strong values alignment.” Cheryl Pollard, DUO’s Chief Executive said.
DUO’s Chair, Patrick White, agreed, adding “This merger would be very much about leveraging the strengths, expertise and knowledge of both organisations while building a solid foundation for future growth and development.”
Services and supports will continue to be delivered in the Canberra community, but with more resilience and innovation that comes from being a larger organisation.
A number of open forums to give and receive feedback and further information will be held for all stakeholders in the upcoming weeks.
For further information, contact:
CHERYL POLLARD | Chief Executive
0413 459 166
GERALDINE VELEZ | Manager - Marketing & Brand
Do you already have your NDIS package?
The NDIS commenced in the ACT on 1 July 2014 for people under the age of 65 years with permanent and significant disability.
Ineligible for the NDIS and need help?
If you're under 65 years (50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) and have a condition that affects your ability to carry out activities of daily living, and are not currently receiving support from the NDIS, then the Community Assistance & Support Program may be able to help.
Are you over 65 years of age?
My Aged Care is the main entry point to the aged care system in Australia. It provides information and tools to assist and support older people in their care.