Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) means making sure the needs and voices of people with disability are included in disaster risk management. To achieve this, council is partnering with the Queenslanders with Disability Network, the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at The University of Sydney and the Queensland Government, to promote the DIDRR Framework and Person-Centred Emergency Planning for people with disabilities and their carers.
People with disability are more vulnerable to injury and social isolation during a disaster, but this risk can be reduced through emergency preparedness. Emergency preparedness means taking steps to ensure you are safe before, during and after an emergency.
What you can do to prepare for disasters and emergencies:
Community service and support workers have intimate knowledge of client capability and support needs and can use this knowledge to build preparedness together.
What you can do to help the people you care for get ready for disasters and emergencies:
What council is doing to create more inclusive disaster risk management programs: