For Those with a Disability/Chronic Illness and Carers

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Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR)

The DIDRR project aims to make sure the needs and voices of people with disability are included in disaster risk management. Disaster risk management has four phases: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. To decrease risk and increase resilience, the needs of people with disability must be considered in all four phases.

The Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) Resource Package is a component of the DIDRR; it helps to match emergency planning to the supports people need for their health and safety in emergencies. It is a conversation guide used by those with a disability or chronic illness to tailor emergency preparedness to their individual support needs. Start your emergency preparedness conversation today with the Capability Wheel and P-CEP Workbook. For help guiding the conversation, a User Guide and Facilitator Guide are also available. You can access this P-CEP toolkit, including helpful and informative videos, here, while the full resource package can be found here.

For additional assistance with your emergency preparedness planning, the Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is able to facilitate P-CEP discussion through their peer support groups. The Rockhampton peer-support group meets on the last Thursday of every month: to join this group, contact QDN on 1300 363 783 or peersupport@qdn.org.au. More information on how QDN are leading the way in DIDRR can be found here.

Contact Rockhampton Regional Council’s Disaster Management Unit on 4932 9000 or 1300 225 577 or email disastermanagement@rrc.qld.gov.au if you would like to be involved in the DIDRR project or require further information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

QDN, in consultation with Queensland Health, have developed accessible ‘Easy Read’ information and checklists to support people with disability and assist them in their COVID-19 preparedness activities. These tools are available here.

Ergon Energy Life Support Program

Do you or someone residing or intending to reside at your premises require life support equipment? If so, you may like to register for the Life Support Program. For more information click here.

Other Resources

Get Ready Queensland

Red Cross RediPlan: if you have a chronic illnessif you have a disability