People with disability left behind in Covid-19 response

While the Australian Government has a targeted response for the aged care sector, Professor Dickinson said this is not the case for the disability sector. “Both sectors have many similarities including congregated settings, a precariously employed and inadequately trained care workforce, and families and carers who may face significant challenges meeting the care needs of people with disability in Australia,” Professor Dickinson said.

“This is frightening because the health sector is under-prepared to meet the urgent health care needs of people with disability and the disability service sector will not be able to meet the care needs of people with disability.”

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Topics:
Disability service providers, Emergency management

Author:
Prof. Helen Dickinson

Source:
Power to Persuade

Date published:
Mon 23rd Mar, 2020