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Below is a collection of Information and resources for older Australians, First Nations People, people with a disability, people who are deaf or hearing-impaired, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) populations, people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, LGBTIQ and HIV communities, and more.
  • The Australian Government has provided advice for people aged 70 years and over and people aged 65 years and over with chronic medical conditions.
  • In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Queensland Health has developed advice for older Queenslanders aged 65 years and over and First Nations people aged over 50 years.
  • My Aged Care has Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support for older Australians.
  • COTA Australia has been actively working to make sure the needs of older people are being prioritised. A variety of fact sheets and resources are available.
  • The Community Visitors Scheme arranges volunteer visits to older people to provide friendship and companionship. Visits are available to anyone receiving government-subsidised residential aged care or Home Care Packages.
  • View the information sheet for families and residents on restricted visits to residential aged care facilities on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Queenslanders with Disability Network offers resources to help you get the facts, make a plan, and stay connected.
  • Queensland Health has developed a web resource for people with disability, their friends, families, carers, and support workers.
  • The Australian Government has launched a Disability Information Helpline for people with disability, their families, carers, support workers, and services who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have a COVID-19 related question and do not know where to start, you can contact the Helpline from Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST) and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm (AEST) in the following ways:
    • If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also call the National Relay Service on 133 677.

Expression Australia is providing regular Auslan-only video updates accompanied by a English text summary – view them here. These will also be posted on their social media channels: FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

  • oneplace – Find help near you. Search more than 53,000 Queensland family community services at oneplace. oneplace lists everything you need, from emergency relief to domestic and family violence support services.
  • Homeless hotline – statewide phone information and referral service for people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Call 1800 474 753.
  • Ask Izzy is a mobile website connecting people who are in crisis with the services they need right now and nearby, including housing and homeless support. They also have a specific COVID-19 support area.
  • The Deck is a resource hub for the housing and homelessness sector. You can find COVID-19 related housing and homelessness information through their updates page.
  • Find information and support on the COVID-19 changes affecting renting in Queensland on the online residential rental hub.

Find COVID-19 and eating disorders information from the National Eating Disorders Collaboration.

  • Queensland Health has developed COVID-19 specific web information for parents and children.
  • Queensland Health has also produced a COVID-19 web resource specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Advice about COVID-19 and what it means for your child’s health on the Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service website.
  • Supporting children during the COVID-19 pandemic via Emerging Minds.
  • The Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health have added a new book called ‘Birdie and the Virus‘ to their collection of online children’s resources. ‘Birdie and the Virus’ has been specifically designed to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of babies and young children, their parents, and families, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information and resources to help support infants and young children impacted by natural disasters via Birdie’s Tree.

27 August 2020
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