MISSION AND HISTORY
Liberty Disability Services was founded in 2018 and is a collaboration between Directors Elle, Kathie and Amanda.
Having worked in the community and disability sector for some time, Elle was passionate about working with at-risk youth and taking on the complex cases that were often overlooked. Acknowledging that there was a lack of provider support for this it was the drive for change that saw Elle bring Liberty Youth Services to life.
It was at the same time Kathie and Amanda were recognising gaps in service delivery and it was through their passion to provide quality support that P.O.P Disability was developed.
The stars aligned and through a mutual desire to provide a professional inclusive service for a sector we are so passionate about, the collaboration between Liberty Youth Services and P.O.P Disability was born, giving you what we are known as today; Liberty Disability Services.
Meet the Liberty Disability Services team. Each of these passionate and enthusiastic individuals are dedicated to supporting our participants and their families.
Amanda brings an energy to Liberty Disability Services like no other. After years of extensive experience in Disability, employment, welfare and training she is passionate for change and driven by empowering people to have the opportunity to reach their goals. Amandas drivers are for Equality, Inclusivity and Diversity, she jumps at every opportunity to stand for human rights and has a particular interest in Aborignal and Torres Straight Islander rights.
In addition to her role as Director, Amanda leads Liberty’s PRIDE team who are currently undertaking the process of Rainbow Ready road map certification, plans for the MIDSUMMA parade 2024 and ensuring an all inclusive, safe space for Liberty team members and participants.
Kathie brings to Liberty Disability Services 20 years of experience in the sector, she has a passion for providing quality and transparent care. As someone who has lived experience , Kathie brings a wealth of knowledge to the Liberty team and has been working within the NDIS framework since 2015 (pilot).
Kathie’s primary focus is to ensure PWD voices are the first heard in any conversation around the support they receive and how they are delivered. Kathie’s current focus is to ensure people with a disability have access to cost effective and efficient services which meet there requirements.
In her role of Director, Elle will be focusing on ensuring Liberty Disability Services provides quality and reliable support to our participants. Within this role Elle will also focus on ensuring to educate and empower our workforce to continue providing excellent support to members of our community and give them opportunities to grow their careers in the sector. Elle also holds responsibility for Liberty Disability Services marketing and communications, which is an area she is looking forward to growing!