2017 marks the year in which Lifebridge celebrates 30 years of supporting people in our community and in the most humble manner of speaking, what an achievement it is.
As with most milestone birthdays you can’t help but reflect on where you have been, where you are now and where you want to be. What’s been important for us, is staying true to our vision, where we aspire to see independence and inclusion for the aged and people with disability. And every day we work towards that goal.
Over the years, we developed and grown as an organisation and in the supports we’ve been able to provide.
In 1987, Lifebridge Australia was known as Tweed Valley Respite Services (TVRS) and was run with one part time coordinator and volunteers to deliver respite services to parents of children with disability.
In the early 90’s TVRS expanded to include aged and dementia services. This part of the organisation operated three days per week. In the early to mid-90’s there was only four paid staff members and 100 volunteers.
Today Lifebridge employees over 170 staff and has around 50 active volunteers and we are proud to be celebrating our 30th birthday.
As part of our celebrations, we’re also proud to announce our very first our very first advertising campaign which shares some of our customer’s journeys through a variety of medias. The campaign celebrates 30 years of Lifebridge but has been specifically designed to give the wider community insight into the wonderful community at Lifebridge.
What was even more important, was being able to give our customers the opportunity to be a part in our celebrations and promotions. And it was an experience that was that our customers will never forget.
While we reflect on where we’ve come from, our focus is solely on the future. We’re excited to welcome the NDIS and the Aged Care reforms and we’re excited to see what the next 30 years holds for Lifebridge and all of our customers.