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Covid Ready Kit for YOUR home - two checklists!
Please click here for a list of things to consider to get ready for what seems like the inevitable - the day when someone in your household gets Covid-19. (January 2022)
Lockdown Resources for Support Coordinators
Please freely share these resources produced by a collaborative of Support Coordinators across Australia to help understand how best to prepare and protect people with disabilities and their families. No subscription to our website resources is required to access these. (November 2021)
FREE eLearning Course: Thriving Through Lockdown
led by The Growing Space e_Learning Team
This course offers three short videos with ideas about thriving during lockdown, how to use support workers during this time, keep safe, use your NDIS flexibly and more. It also includes a free resource document with a load of links to more information. Each video was produced by a small group of disabled people and some carers under an NDIS ILC Grant (thanks ILC!)
COVID-19 Webinar for Participants and Families - practical strategies and ideas
led by Sam Paior - The Growing Space
Recorded live for 1 hour on Wednesday March 25th - the video includes Closed Captioning
- Can I use my NDIS funds to buy Internet Access?
- Can I buy a Laptop with my NDIS Funds?
- Can I buy Gym Equipment or Home Playground or other Entertainment Equipment?
- Can I Employ a Family Member to reduce our risk at home?
- Click on the link button for some ideas!
Can I Buy It?” - FOUR Big Questions during COVID-19 for NDIS participants
Coronavirus/COVID19 Easy English Resources
This is useful for those with low literacy, intellectual or cognitive disability, learning disability, and for some from CALD or ATSI backgrounds.
In the downloadable pdf each sentence below is accompanied by a relevant image. The language is simple and clear and accessible. The resource is five pages long and covers information about self isolation and business closures and distancing rules.
Top 31 Ways to use Support Workers while avoiding COVID-19
Loads of ideas for ways to keep your support workers working from a distance!
A STOP Sign for your door
A poster you can put on your door to help stop COVID19 from coming into your home! (updated November 2021 to include vaccination status)
Emergency Contacts List
You can print up this list or make your own. Make your to give a copy to your workers, family and trusted neighbours and friends, and keep a copy up on the fridge, too.
You could include:
Your Support Worker/Agency phone numbers
Your Backup Support Worker/Agency phone numbers
Your Family phone numbers
Your extended family/friends or neighbour contacts
Your local Police Assistance Number
OOO or your local hospital or medical centre
COVID-19 Webinar for Support Coordinators - practical strategies and ideas
led by Sam Paior - The Growing Space, Evie Naufal - Disability Services Consulting
Recorded live for 1 hour on Wednesday March 25th, 2020
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