Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) means making sure that the needs and voices of people with disability are included in emergency management and disaster planning.

QDN is leading and working in partnership with others on projects that are focused on helping people with disability make a plan for a disaster or emergency.

We are working with the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney, Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA), and the Queensland Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. As part of this work, we have developed a range of resources, co-designed with people with disability. People with disability are making their own plans in case disaster strikes.

These resources are helping community and disability service providers, emergency services and local disaster management to make sure they include the needs of people with disability in their planning, preparedness, and recovery from disasters and emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

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P-CEP Resources

The ‘Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness Workbook’ is a practical conversation guide and planning tool for use by people with disability to tailor their emergency preparedness to their individual support needs. These documents are screen reader accessible and ‘Form fillable’, which means you can type straight into the document and save your information.

There is also a ‘P-CEP Workbook Overview’. This is a one-page document that outlines the four steps to creating your emergency preparedness plan, and is a good conversation starter. Please be aware this document is not screen reader accessible.

P-CEP Workbook

P-CEP Workbook – Form Fillable

P-CEP Workbook Overview

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COVID-19 Resources

QDN is leading and working in partnership with others on projects that are focused on helping people with disability make a plan for a range of situations that may occur during covid-19. Below are Covid-19 specific resources for people with disability.

Person centred emergency preparedness planning for covid-19

Know your rights – a guide for people with disability to get the hospital care they need during covid-19

Covid-19 essential items checklist Accessible Version

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“I used the Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness capability wheel to prioritise my support needs in emergencies. Making a plan has made me more mentally prepared for what I will do in a disaster.” QDN Member

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