Storm season is just around the corner and so is the opening of the Queensland borders. The second action will bring COVID into our communities in a way we have not experienced.

Community services organisations are in a unique place to support and empower people with disabilities to be ready for the challenges of natural disasters and the pandemic.

A suite of Disability Inclusive and Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) resources and tools were officially launched in October to enable you to do just that.

At the event, Minister for Communities and Housing, the Honourable Leeanne Enoch together with Minister for Seniors and Disability Services, The Honourable Craig Crawford spoke to the importance of these resources during Get Ready Week.

The great thing about the tools and resources is that you can use them as part of your pandemic planning.

Let them guide your conversations with service users with disabilities about what will happen when the borders open and COVID is in their communities, as well as for natural disasters.

We have the resources and case studies to help you incorporate these important tools into your planning and preparedness: