Do you want to know more about making a plan for your safety and well-being in an emergency or disaster?
The Get Ready, Plan Ahead project for people with disability is coming to the Gold Coast.
The P-CEP is a practical conversation guide and planning tool used by people with disability to tailor emergency preparedness to their individual support needs.
Come to an interactive workshop where you can start your own emergency plan tailored to your disability support needs.
  1. Learn about the four steps to help you get prepared for an emergency or disaster.
  2. Learn about disaster risks in the Gold Coast area, and where to go for information
  3. Start your own emergency plan using the Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness workbook (P-CEP)

QDN will be holding two workshops in three locations on the Gold Coast for people with disability and their conversation partner (family, friends, or support workers) to help them start working on their emergency and disaster plan.

QDN is looking for people with disability who are interested in being part of both workshops in one of the three locations on the Gold Coast – Tugun, Southport or Ormeau in October and November 2021.
If this is something you or someone you know would like to be involved in, please contact Lisa Hateley at 1300 363 783 or via lhateley@qdn.org.au

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South Gold Coast Workshops

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Workshop 1

Date: Tuesday 19th of October

Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm

Where: Mermaid Beach Community Centre, 2439 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

Workshop 2

Date: Tuesday the 16th of November

Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm

Where: Mermaid Beach Community Centre, 2439 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

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Central Gold Coast Workshops

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Workshop 1

Date: Wednesday the 20th Of October

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson St, Southport

Workshop 2

Date: Wednesday the 17th of November

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson St, Southport

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North Gold Coast Workshops

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Workshop 1

Date: Thursday the 21st of October

Time: 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Where: Upper Coomera Community Centre, 90 Reserve Rd, Upper Coomera

Workshop 2

Date: Thursday the 18th of November

Time: 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Where: Upper Coomera Community Centre, 90 Reserve Rd, Upper Coomera

Lisa, a QDN staff member with long red hair and wearing a blue polo, is standing with her arms around two people in large custumes portraying Bushy the Kangaroo, and Blazer the Koala. They are the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services mascots.

QDN joined the Council, LAC and Emergency Services for Rockhampton’s Beach Day Out to talk about QDN’s Peer Support Groups and the importance of making a plan for an emergency or disaster.
Gympie’s Peer Support Group will be holding an emergency and disaster planning meeting for people with disability on 8 October 2021 with the Gympie Mayor, Glen Hardwick and Peter Harkin from Queensland Fire and Emergency Service.

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