Phase One: Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) Framework and Toolkit for Queensland

A group of seven people sit around a table talkingThe Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) Framework and Toolkit for Queensland is a project in partnership between Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN), the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney, Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA), funded by, and in partnership with, the Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (DCDSS).

The DIDRR Framework and Toolkit for Queensland was informed by insights and information gathered at a series of inclusive community engagement consultations across Queensland, and with input and advice from the Advisory Committee.

This resource recognises the roles of, and need for collaboration between, people with disability, community and disability support services and local disaster management to ensure people with disability are included in the disaster planning, management and response to disaster. This is key to reducing the risk for people with disability in emergencies.

The DIDRR Framework and Toolkit for Queensland provides a roadmap for how these key stakeholders can work together to co-design DIDRR innovations, implement, and evaluate their impact on decreasing risk and increasing the resilience of people with disability to disaster.

The Framework contains a number of practice tips and examples to help collaborators get started.

There is also a companion Resource Library that can help people with disability to prepare for emergencies, and also provide quick access to tools that enable the advancement of DIDRR practices at the local community level.

This development of this framework and toolkit was launched by Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors Coralee O’Rourke on Tuesday 3 December 2019.

Click here to access the DIDRR Framework and Toolkit for Queensland

This is an image of the front cover of the disability inclusive disaster risk reduction toolkit for queensland. It has a number of small graphic images of people using wheelchairs, assistance dogs, taxi's, ambulances and houses

Inclusive Community Consultations

The inclusive community consultations that informed the resources were facilitated by the Research Lead Michelle Villenueve from the University of Sydney, and QDN, and were held in four Local Government Areas across Queensland (Brisbane, Townsville, Ipswich and Rockhampton) in May 2019 and June 2019.

The consultations offered an opportunity for cross-sector engagement and an opportunity for people with disability, family members and support workers, emergency services, local council, disability service providers and community organisations to share their insights about how to make disaster planning, management and recovery inclusive of the diverse needs and experiences of people with disability.

Click on the images below to view report by location.

Townsville                                                        Rockhampton                 

Click here to read the Townsville report                           Click here to read the Rockhampton report

Brisbane                                                            Ipswich 

Click here to read the Brisbane report                           Click here to read the Ipswich report

Click here to access the DIDRR Framework and Toolkit.

For any questions contact:

Louise Abson                                                                      Michelle Moss

Project Officer                                                                   Business Operations and Development Manager

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Phone on 1300 363 783