COVID-19 and Disability Support Workers

Help to generate compelling evidence on how to maintain disability support workers’ well-being and healthy working conditions in times of crisis.

Disability support workers are the forgotten essential service workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, despite their vital role in caring for people with disabilities. The safety, health and well-being of disability support workers is critical to ensure that people with disabilities receive timely, adequate, and necessary support.

This short survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and your responses will be used to propose key lessons on how best to support disability support workers during the COVID-19 crisis and other future crises.

The research is keen to understand:

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who work as disability support workers.
  • Whether disability support workers received the necessary training and personal protective requirement (PPE) to reduce their risk and the risk of those that they assist to COVID-19.
  • How the pandemic impacts the working conditions, health and well-being of disability support workers over time.Dr Ashley McAllister
    Disability and Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
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Author:
Dr Ashley McAllister 

Source:
Disability and Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Date published:
Mon 25th May, 2020

Closing date:
Wed 10th Jun, 2020