DHHS has reviewed its Vulnerable People in Emergencies Policy and is in the process of developing a new Increasing emergency resilience for vulnerable Victorians program.
The Increasing emergency resilience for vulnerable Victorians program is a strategic policy framework is intended to maximise the safety, health and wellbeing of vulnerable Victorians during and after emergencies through effective planning and preparedness before emergencies occur.
VCOSS is working with DHHS in the development of the new framework. As part of this VCOSS has been tasked with mapping vulnerable people’s pathways to support in the context of emergencies.
VCOSS are seeking a number of case studies to capture the ways in which vulnerable people access support before, during and after emergency events. We would also like to understand more about the potential impacts of the NDIS, My Aged Care and Commonwealth Home Support Package on people’s access to support before, during and after emergency events.
VCOSS is calling for volunteers to participate in an interview to help us map the pathways to support by people who have been impacted by an emergency or disaster.
Volunteers might be a staff member who has supported a vulnerable client or community member following an emergency or disaster, or a vulnerable client or community member that might be willing to participate. All information gathered as part of this project will remain strictly confidential.
If you or someone you know is willing to participate please let Bridget know by Monday 16 July 2018
Senior Policy Analyst Emergency Management
Victorian Council of Social Service
0405 246 551