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Disabled people aware of disaster attitude

Posted by Philip on 27 September 2010, 6:15 pm in , , , ,

Safety is all about being aware and prepared for what you would do if something unexpected happened, a safety consultant told a group of disabled people and community leaders in Auckland on Saturday.

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Concern that disabled people could suffer more in a disaster

Posted by Philip on 21 September 2010, 5:50 pm in , , , ,

Disabled people, elderly people – even children – are needlessly vulnerable and could suffer unnecessarily in a disaster because they are not ready to act in an emergency. Civil Defence may not be ready to support them, says Diversityworks Trust, which will host a workshop to help people plan to survive in the event of a disaster.

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Trust provides diverse support for disaster planning

Posted by Philip on 14 September 2010, 5:46 pm in , , , , , , ,

Coping in a disaster like the recent Christchurch earthquake is hard for anyone. But imagine if you experience disability and are unable to get out of bed on your own?  Or being elderly and unable to quickly leave the house?  Or a single parent with three children under 5?  What would you do then?

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