Scheduled group NDIS Participant consultations have been completed, we are now conducting individual interviews. If you would like to participate please register for an online interview below.

The following information has been developed to tell you about a project we are working on, that we would like your help with.

What’s the project about?

As part of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission’s Support for NDIS Providers Program, we have been awarded a two-year grant to develop a toolkit for Emergency and Disaster Management.

We will be consulting with people with disability who are NDIS Participants about how their NDIS Providers can best support them in emergency and disaster situations, for example floods, fires, and the current Covid pandemic.

We are interested in hearing about the experiences of people with disability in emergency and disaster situations. We are keen to know what has worked well for you at these times, and what hasn’t worked well (or could be improved).

We will also be talking with NDIS Providers, support workers, and emergency services representatives, as well as your supporters such as family members, carers, and advocates.

We would like to invite you to be involved in our consultation process by participating in an interview.

Each interview will take approximately one hour.

Rachel Dickson from Kaleidoscope Focus will be facilitating the session, in addition to support from a representative from the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) who is helping with planning and co-ordination.

The interview will not be video recorded; however, a transcript of the discussion will be kept. No personal details will be used in the report we will prepare for the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

If you choose to be involved and attend an interview, you will be reimbursed $80.00 for your time. AFDO will arrange for payment to be made to you after the session.

By participating in a Zoom group discussion, individual interview or completing a survey about your experiences of emergency and disaster situations you will be sharing your unique stories and views, which will potentially lead to the development of new resources for helping others in the future.

As this is a national project, your stories and views will also form part of an Australian snapshot into what it is like to have experienced supporting people with disability during emergencies and disasters.

If you have been seriously affected by emergencies or disasters in the past, it is possible that participating in this interview might remind you of the negative aspects of these experiences.

Your involvement in the project is voluntary, and you have the right to withdraw your participation at any time if you are too uncomfortable to continue.

The facilitator will be able to direct you to suitable services and supports if you need to talk to someone at the completion of your Zoom group session or interview.

I would like to get involved and sign up for an interview. What do I do next?

Read and accept the consent form below, then complete the registration form.

To find out more information about the project or the sessions before deciding to participate, contact Rachel from Kaleidoscope Focus on 0414 453 691.

Thank you for considering to be involved in this important project. We look forward to welcoming your contribution.

>> Consultation Consent Form <<

If you would like to participate in an interview please complete your details below and select a suitable day and time.

Register for the online interview

Interviews can be arranged for a time that will suit you.

Captioning and an interpreter can be provided if required.

Select a day of the week. *
Choose an interview time *

Please provide us with some more information about yourself and your experience with emergencies or disaster situations.

Enter your phone number - no spaces
Please provide your postal address for reimbursement
Which best describes your location?
Living situation *
Do you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander? *
Do you identify as culturally and linguistically diverse? *
Primary Disability Type *
NDIS Supports Received *
Do you receive Telehealth services? *
Have you had direct experience of any of the following disaster events in the past five years? *
Have you been involved in more than one of the same types of event – or two different events close to each other - in the past five years? For example, two floods or bushfires in the same year. *
Do you need an Auslan interpreter provided? *
Do you need a language service (interpreter) provided? *
Will you have a support person with you during the online session? *
Thank you for submitting your application to take part in the consultations. We will be in touch to confirm your preferred session date and time and a Zoom link will be sent to you the day prior to your session. We will be in touch with you soon to provide further details.
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