Enabling Local Community Resilience Through Collaboration

PREPARE NSW is funded under the Community Resilience Innovation Program, Office of Emergency Management, NSW Department of Justice. This program is part of the NSW and Commonwealth governments’ National Partnership Agreement – Natural Disaster Resilience Program.

The overall aim is to design a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module that will develop capacity of NDIS disability support and NSW Community health providers in person-centred emergency preparedness and planning.

This Project brings together knowledge and experience from the emergency management, health and disability sectors to design an online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module on person-centred planning with people with disability and chronic health conditions in the community.

The online CPD module will enable disability and health providers to learn about natural hazard emergency preparedness and apply that learning to person-centred planning with people they support in the community.

A Working Group consisting of members from the emergency management, disability, and health sectors will contribute their knowledge, experience, and expertise to co-design the CPD module and evaluate its utility in practice. The CPD module will be field tested in two Local Government Areas (LGA): Mid North Coast LGA and Blue Mountains City Council LGA and will invite involvement from other LGAs.

Advisory committee membership will bring state wide knowledge, expertise and innovation to ensure the CPD module is suitable for state wide implementation.

Project Team

Principal Investigator - Michelle Villeneuve

Co Investigator - Prof. Gwynnyth Llewellyn

Senior Project Officer - For information about the project contact Hayley on 02 9351 9152

Overview of our Participatory Methodology

Methodology:  Development Phase
Methodology:  Field Test Phase

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