P-CEP Leadership profile - Chantel
What are you learning from the program?
"I’m learning how to prepare for an emergency if you have a disability. I’m learning about how to support myself in an emergency and how to support others by helping them think about what is important to them in an emergency (such as what medications or equipment you need and what planning we can do to prepare)"
Would you encourage others to do it? Why?
"I definitely encourage anyone to undertake this training. It's so important because sometimes people with disability can get left out of emergency planning. It's hard for someone with a disability to plan when they may not have the knowledge or know where to start. We should be supporting each other to learn how to be safe in an emergency.
I am enjoying learning about emergency preparedness because it helps me think about not just myself and my own needs in an emergency, but those of the broader community too."
What is the P-CEP Leadership program?
QDN has been working with people with disability in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory to build their leadership skills and capacity to help make their own plan and support others with Person-Centered Emergency Preparedness. P-CEP Peer Leaders raise awareness of needs of people with disability in emergency and disaters and to their peers, community, service providers, emergency and disaster management teams.
We are still seeking three people from NSW to be part of the program, so if you are interested please contact QDN on 1300 363 783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.