Disability can add complexity during emergencies. This is not just because of disability related factors but because emergencies magnify how society positions people with disabilities as, at best, marginal and inessential and, at worst, expendable.
- Antimicrobial Resistance
- Building Community Resilience to Bushfires
- Community Resilience
- Cultural Burning for Resilience
- Cultural Revitalisation
- Disability inclusion and capacity building for emergencies
- Microfinance and Women's Empowerment
- Olivier Ferrer Fund
- Ready for Anything
- Sense Spaces
- Smart Cities for understanding living in Liverpool
- Stories affording pathways to healing
- Stronger Culture, Healthier Lifestyles
- Sustainability in STEM
- Weed management in post-fire landscapes
Disability inclusion and capacity building for emergencies
This project will work with people with disabilities in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven to understand how their experiences during the global COVID-19 pandemic and the local 2019-2020 bushfire emergencies can be placed at the heart of community preparedness and recovery, and improve disaster responses.
Co-researchers with disabilities will work with an interdisciplinary team to build long-term partnerships with disability service providers in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven. These partnerships aim to understand and promote the perspectives of people with disabilities and their capacities and support needs during emergencies.
Louisa Smith, Cristina Thompson (BAL), Kate Williams (BAL), Shawn Burns (ASSH). External partners: Ed Birt (Disability Trust), Roy Rogers (Flagstaff Group), Karen Burnett (CRAM Foundation).
This project is working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals: