Redland City Council is delivering a series of community resilience forums in October to support vulnerable members of the community in times of disaster.
Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) chair Karen Williams said the forums focused on the disability support sector, youth service network and supporting children and families.
“Council and other members of the Redland City LDMG are prepared for the upcoming bushfire and storm season and we want to ensure our community is prepared as well,” Cr Williams said.
“These forums are an opportunity to invest in strengthening the way our community members support one another in times of disaster.
“We know we’re stronger when we work together and the forums will allow participants to access expert advice, share resources and create a support network that can make all the difference when disaster strikes.”
Redland City Council is delivering the Community Recovery and Resilience Officer program jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
The forum for the Redlands Coast Youth Sector Network will be held in Alexandra Hills on Thursday 5 October from 9am to 12.30pm.
It will explore ways for the Youth Services Network to stay connected; how to best support young people before, during and after critical community and disaster events; and will provide practical tools to measure and build the resilience of youth organisations and the sector.
The forum for the Redland City Disability Sector will be held in Capalaba on Thursday 12 October from 9am to 3pm.
Participants will learn about:
- Emergency and Disaster Management Standard (NDIS Quality and Safeguard Practice Standards)
- Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements in the Redland City context
- How to go about Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP)
- Disaster resilience and business continuity planning for disability support services and providers.
The forum supporting children and families will be held in Capalaba on Tuesday 24 October from 7.30am to 9am.
The breakfast event will include a guest speaker, author and child and youth clinical consultant Dr Andrea Baldwin, and information on using Birdie’s Tree resources to support infants, young children and those who care for them through natural disasters, disruptions and stressful events.
Numbers are limited for the forums on 12 and 24 October.
More information on all forums, including how to register, is available on the Eventbrite website.