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
- Dr Ashley McAllister
- 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