Introduction to the Study

We are inviting service providers (individuals, businesses, organisations) providing funded services to people with disability and chronic conditions in Queensland to participate in a research study.

The study is about the potential role of service providers in promoting personal preparedness with their clients in the community. This study is funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund (QDRF) and the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.

When disasters and other emergencies happen, being prepared can reduce the loss of life, property, and possessions. Being prepared helps people to respond better and recover faster. We all need to be ready and know what to do. People with disability and chronic health conditions may need additional support, resources or advocacy to enable their preparedness and increase their resilience in the face of disasters and other emergencies (e.g. house fire).

Community, health and disability support services may be able to contribute to increasing safety and resilience of people with disability and chronic health conditions by promoting personal emergency preparedness planning. In this study, we want to learn about (a) the capability of service providers to contribute to disaster risk reduction with clients receiving community, health, and disability services; and (b) the tools and training requirements needed to develop this role.

We hope you will consider participating. More information is provided on the Participant Information Statement and Participant Consent Forms attached with this email letter of introduction.

You can contact Ivy Yen at the following address if you are willing and interested to participate [email protected]

Ivy will be able to answer any questions you have to help you decide if you want to participate. If you agree to participate, Ivy will schedule an interview (by phone or video conference) at a mutually convenient time.

Click the download button to read the Participant Information Statement about the Individual Interview.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact any of these study investigators:

Name Affiliation Telephone Email
Michelle Villeneuve Associate Professor, The University of Sydney 02 9358 7438 [email protected]
Melissa Dower Project Officer, Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) 07 3180 1360 [email protected]
Matthew Gillett General Manager, CSIA 07 3180 1360 [email protected]