‘Get ready, plan ahead’ events supporting people with disability to prepare for emergencies

Queenslanders With Disability Network (QDN) is running peer-led, free workshops in three locations on the Gold Coast to start talking about getting ready and planning ahead for an emergency or disaster. The workshops are for people with disability and their conversation partners (family members, support workers, carers, friends).

Over the two workshops QDN will be working through the four steps of the Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness Workbook in a fun and interactive way that is accessible to people with disability. The events will cover all the steps necessary for someone to start getting ready, and to make a plan.

These workshops will be catered so please provide any dietary requirements when you register.

Workshop 1 & 2: Mermaid Beach – Gold Coast
Tuesday, 19 October from 11:30am – 3:30pm
Tuesday, 16 November from 11:30am – 3:30pm

Workshop 1 & 2: Southport – Gold Coast
Wednesday, 20 October 9:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday, 17 November 9:00am – 1:00pm

Workshop 1 & 2: Upper Coomera – Gold Coast
Thursday, 21 October from 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Thursday, 18 November from 12:30pm – 4:30pm

For providers this is a great opportunity to work with your members and help support your organisation to get prepared for:

  • Your organisational level planning to know the needs, gaps and support for your participants for business continuity during an emergency of disaster
  • The new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission practice standard on emergency and disaster management, National Roadmap for Health and Intellectual Disability and National Standards for Disability Services.

For more information or to register for the workshops contact QDN at [email protected] or phone 1300 363 783.