Are you a person living with disability in Tasmania?

You don’t have to be on the NDIS – if you identify as a person living with disability, we’re here to help you get ready for

  • Storms and floods,
  • bushfires and
  • other emergencies.

Pick the path that suits you and your life.

You can

  • Join a small group workshop to help you get ready for emergencies or
  • Get ready for emergencies on your own or
  • Get ready for emergencies as part of your everyday support
  • Find out more about person-centred emergency preparedness (P-CEP)
  • Support others with their emergency preparedness.

 

Emergency kit

Join a small group workshop to get ready for emergencies  

Online or in-person workshop follow the P-CEP model, with four steps:

  1. Your strengths and support needs in everyday life – you are the expert in your own life.
  2. Know how prepared you are for an emergency and learn about your disaster risk.
  3. Plan for your support needs in an emergency.
  4. Communicate your plan with the people in your support network and connect to address gaps.

The workshops

  • Help you think about what you need to do before, during and after emergencies.
  • Link you to information on floods, bushfires, house fires and other hazards.
  • Help you to make an emergency plan to fit your life.
  • Are often in run together with
    • disability peak bodies,
    • disability service providers or
    • community organisations.

It is important to discuss your emergency plan with the people in your life.

We also help households living with disability to get ready for emergencies. You can join a workshop if you are a close family member or carer of someone living with disability.

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Get ready for emergencies on your own

The Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) workbook guides you through extra things you might need to think about. If you would like us to send you a copy of the workbook, please email pcep@ses.tas.gov.au.

Is your home at risk of bushfire or flooding?

To find out, and to make sure your plan covers these and other hazards, see:

Storms can damage trees, buildings and power-lines

Get ready for emergencies as part of your everyday support

Your support provider can also help you to get ready for emergencies as part of your everyday support.

If you are a support provider for people living with disability, we can work with you to:

  • Learn about the P-CEP approach and how to support your participants get ready for emergencies.
  • Help you include getting ready for emergencies in your everyday supports.
  • Help you test and refine your emergency plans so you can continue to support people during and after emergencies.

Please email pcep@ses.tas.gov.au.

A first step for partnering with the project is to do the P-CEP Facilitator course – fill in an expression of interest form.

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Find out more about person-centred emergency preparedness (P-CEP)

Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) helps to match emergency planning to the supports people need for their health and safety in emergencies. See more information about P-CEP.

The University of Sydney developed P-CEP with

  • people living with disability and
  • emergency services.
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Want to help others get ready for emergencies?  

If you have lived experience of disability, you may like to use that experience to support others. Fill in an expression of interest to an online course.  This course is for

  • people with disability
  • close family or carers of people with disability
  • people working or volunteering I the disability support sector
  • emergency service people helping others get ready for emergencies.

The course

  • Is online
  • Is free
  • Takes about 20 hours over 4 weeks
  • Is self-paced – you can do it at times that suit you.

You can also help people get ready for emergencies as a volunteer with the

Battery powered radio and torch with spare batteries

Why is this support only for Tasmanians living with disability?

It is important that all Tasmanians get ready for emergencies. It is even more important if you live with a disability.

People living with disability

  • Need to get ready for emergencies, like anyone in Tasmania
  • May have some extra things to think about
  • May need some support
  • Are more likely to come to harm in an emergency.

Find out more about our project to help people with disability get ready for emergencies.