e-Blast: COVID Conversations: Free webinars for Queenslanders with disability and their supporters

COVID-19 has meant lots of changes and it’s important that everyone can get the information they need about what we can do to be prepared, slow the spread of COVID-19 and get essential services and support.

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN), in partnership with Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ), are holding a series of free webinars for people with disability and their supporters. We have organised a range of speakers including people with disability, families and carers, colleagues from Victoria, Queensland Department of Health, Queensland Department Communities, Disability Services and Seniors,  Australian Human Rights Commission,  NDIA, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, and Every Australian Counts.

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Media Release: New resources for Queenslanders with disability to assist them during COVID to get the hospital care they need

Know your rights: Getting the hospital care you need during COVID-19 – for people with disability and their supporters

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) and Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ) are pleased to announce the release of a new resource for people with disability to assist them during COVID-19 with getting the hospital care they need.

The resources, “Know your rights: Getting the hospital care you need during COVID-19” is a nation first. QDN and HCQ have worked together with people living with disability and family and carers with lived experience of Queensland’s health system to co-design this resource. This guide is funded by Queensland Department of Health through the COVID-19 Grant Fund: Immediate Support Measures.

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e-Blast: Virtual Forum Series for people with disability: COVID Conversations #2

Getting the healthcare you need during COVID-19: Being prepared and knowing your rights

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN), in partnership with Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ), is holding a series of 3 COVID Conversations for people with disability and their supporters.

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e-Blast: Virtual Forum Series for people with disability: COVID Conversations #1

COVID testing and mask wearing: what do people with disability and their supporters need to know?

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN), in partnership with Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ), is holding a series of 3 COVID Conversations for people with disability and their supporters.

These forums will provide information from a range of speakers about testing for COVID and wearing masks and your rights in navigating healthcare and disability and community support services during COVID.

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e-Blast: Urgent feedback sought on the impacts of accessible housing – adults with mobility limitation

The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design is working with the Melbourne Disability Institute and Melbourne University to survey people with disability to identify individual qualitative benefits to people with disability of having regulated minimum accessible housing standards in place.  As such they are seeking your feedback on the impact to your:

  • improved quality of life
  • well-being
  • mental health outcomes
  • greater independence and empowerment

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e-Blast: Restrictions lifted for Queensland aged care facilities

From 10 August, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has lifted restrictions for aged care facilities.  This is great news as it means that families and community services are again able to go into aged care facilities.

Additional protections that were put in place, such as increased personal protective equipment and requesting staff to work as much as possible at one particular site, will remain.

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