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Homelessness-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Webinar

During National Homelessness Week (1-7 August), the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) is raising awareness about the disaster risks faced by people experiencing homelessness in emergencies. Join us to hear what we’re learning and how you can be involved.

The Homelessness-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (HIDRR) project is bringing together people with lived experience, housing and homelessness service providers, and local disaster management. The aim is to co-design tools and collaborative processes that can be used for disaster planning and preparedness for people experiencing homelessness and the organisations that support them at each phase of disaster.

In this session on Tuesday, 2 August from 10:30am to 12:00pm, you will hear about:

  • Research underway, the findings so far and what they mean for you
  • How to participate in the cross-sector Knowledge to Action workshops so nobody is left behind, coming to a location near you
  • Learn and be a part of adapting the Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness approach for people who are homeless with the team from the University of Sydney.

Who should attend?

  • People with lived experience of homelessness and disability
  • Community service providers from the health, disability, homelessness, and housing sectors
  • Government emergency management and community engagement workers
  • Emergency personnel and volunteers
  • Disaster recovery and resilience workers.

People experiencing homelessness before disaster could be sleeping rough, couch surfing, living in their car, transient, fleeing domestic and family violence and more. Disasters can include floods, severe storms, bushfires, cyclones, and pandemics.

Find out more or register.

This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF) and the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. It is led by the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at The University of Sydney and conducted in partnership with the Queenslanders with Disability Network and the Community Services Industry Alliance.