Get Ready ACT (Port Macquarie)

Emergency Training for Home Support Providers

Do you want to strengthen the emergency preparedness of vulnerable older people?

This workshop focuses on using the Get Ready ACT “A Collaborative Toolkit” for Home Support Providers. Enabling providers to support high-risk populations in emergency preparedness and helping build resilience through community actions.

The workshop discusses basic aspects of a client’s emergency readiness, communicates key messages and refers to relevant emergency support services, where required. Strengthening the emergency preparedness of vulnerable older people.

This workshop assists home support providers to empower older people to make decisions about preparing for emergencies such as fires, storms, heatwaves and floods. It builds on older people’s knowledge of local risks, initiating and supporting individual discussions around what they can do to prepare, providing concise, practical information and linking appropriate supports, when required.

It also builds the capacity of home support providers to train their staff and volunteers on how to discuss emergency preparedness with clients and make referrals to emergency services for assistance.

The toolkit and resources have been developed and piloted in six sites across NSW (covering coastal, inland, regional and city areas). The toolkit is freely available to all home support providers and other interested organisations to assist them to talk with older people about emergency preparedness.

Individual client resources have been developed to help older people think about what they need to do to prepare for emergencies. The key messages on emergency preparedness include the following:

  • Know your risk
  • Plan now for what you will do
  • Get your home ready
  • Be aware
  • Look out for each other

This project has been developed as a partnership between key emergency services, other experts in the field and Meals On Wheels NSW. It was initiated in response to an overrepresentation of socially isolated people (aged 65 and over) dying in residential fires but was broadened to ensure an all-hazards approach.


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    Registration

    1. Once you have registered for your event, your place is confirmed and you agree to attend and to participate in a positive and constructive manner.

    Fees and payments

    1. Many of our events are free. Where a fee is charged, payment can be made online using a credit card or via your PayPal account. If you have difficulties with this online registration process, please contact us via phone (02 6651 1788) or email (contact@bluesky.org.au) so we can assist you.
    2. All fees quoted are GST Inclusive.
    3. Where fees are identified these are either at either a subsidised rate or a full cost rate. A subsidised rate applies when we are funded by a particular funding body to deliver training to a particular sector. If you receive funding from one of these funding bodies, you will need to select the appropriate ticket and you will pay the subsidised rate. You agree that the information you have provided about your organisation’s funding is true and accurate. A full cost rate applies to other people wishing to attend the training but whose organisation is not funded by one of the funding bodies identified. You agree that the information you have provided about your organisation’s funding is true and correct.

    4. Priority of enrolment
    5. You acknowledge that priority of enrolment in our training is given to certain sectors and groups and is subject to Blue Sky Community Services funding conditions and contracts.
    6. You acknowledge that places per organisation may be limited to ensure equitable access to training opportunities.


    Cancellations

    1. You agree to notify us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend the training so we are able to allocate the place to someone else.
    2. You acknowledge that if cancellations are received less than 7 days before the date of the training your fee may not be able to be refunded.

    Your Information

    1. You agree that the information provided by you is accurate and complete and that Blue Sky Community Services is able to use that information to contact you or to contact other people listed on the registration form
    2. You agree that the information you have provided is able to be provided to other people involved in the training you have applied for
    3. You agree that information about you may be used by Blue Sky Community Services for the purpose of reporting and data collection

    Event Recording

    1. At many of our events a photographer or videographer takes photos and video of the event to document the day. You consent to any media recording to be taken of you at the event.
    2. Blue Sky Community Services and its event partners may use the photos and video for Blue Sky Community Services and partner websites and social media and to promote future Blue Sky Community Services and partner events and activities. Blue Sky Community Services will not licence that material for commercial use.

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    To register please read the terms and conditions on left and then tick below to view registration form.


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    • 09:30 am - 12:00 pm 08/06/2021

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  1. Terms & Conditions
  2. Attendees
  3. Booking Details

Terms and Conditions

Please read through the following terms & conditions before continuing.

Please read through the following terms & conditions before continuing.

By submitting an application to register for an event you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Registration

  1. Once you have registered for your event, your place is confirmed and you agree to attend and to participate in a positive and constructive manner.

Fees and payments

  1. Many of our events are free. Where a fee is charged, payment can be made online using a credit card or via your PayPal account. If you have difficulties with this online registration process, please contact us via phone (02 6651 1788) or email (contact@bluesky.org.au) so we can assist you.
  2. All fees quoted are GST Inclusive.
  3. Where fees are identified these are either at either a subsidised rate or a full cost rate. A subsidised rate applies when we are funded by a particular funding body to deliver training to a particular sector. If you receive funding from one of these funding bodies, you will need to select the appropriate ticket and you will pay the subsidised rate. You agree that the information you have provided about your organisation’s funding is true and accurate. A full cost rate applies to other people wishing to attend the training but whose organisation is not funded by one of the funding bodies identified. You agree that the information you have provided about your organisation’s funding is true and correct.

  4. Priority of enrolment
  5. You acknowledge that priority of enrolment in our training is given to certain sectors and groups and is subject to Blue Sky Community Services funding conditions and contracts.
  6. You acknowledge that places per organisation may be limited to ensure equitable access to training opportunities.


Cancellations

  1. You agree to notify us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend the training so we are able to allocate the place to someone else.
  2. You acknowledge that if cancellations are received less than 7 days before the date of the training your fee may not be able to be refunded.

Your Information

  1. You agree that the information provided by you is accurate and complete and that Blue Sky Community Services is able to use that information to contact you or to contact other people listed on the registration form
  2. You agree that the information you have provided is able to be provided to other people involved in the training you have applied for
  3. You agree that information about you may be used by Blue Sky Community Services for the purpose of reporting and data collection

Event Recording

  1. At many of our events a photographer or videographer takes photos and video of the event to document the day. You consent to any media recording to be taken of you at the event.
  2. Blue Sky Community Services and its event partners may use the photos and video for Blue Sky Community Services and partner websites and social media and to promote future Blue Sky Community Services and partner events and activities. Blue Sky Community Services will not licence that material for commercial use.

This event is fully booked.