Supporting people with vulnerabilities in disasters
Did you know that people with disabilities are twice as likely to be injured or find themselves socially isolated during natural disasters?
Community Recovery in partnership with Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN), Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) and The University of Sydney have launched the Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Framework and Toolkit, to ensure Queensland is inclusive of the needs of people with disabilities before, during and after disaster. For more details or to download a free copy, please visit the Collaborating 4 Inclusion website.
To help reduce the impact of disasters on people with vulnerabilities or people who may become vulnerable, Community Recovery have also developed People with vulnerabilities in disasters: A framework for an effective local response, and toolkit in collaboration with key partners, to contribute to building resilient communities.