Strengthening Family & Community

Walk With-Disaster Recovery

Are you and your organisation prepared and ready for disasters?

 As extreme weather events become more frequent across Australia, more communities willfind themselves dealing with the aftermath of disasters.  This can take a devastating toll on people’s lives with impacts that can last many years after the original event.

Community workers and organisations can find themselves at the front-line of providing immediate and long term support to people who are impacted.   This is usually an additional (unfunded) service to be provided alongside core business.

Walk With has been developed by Gateway to support the community sector to better prepare for disasters.  Walk With is an accessible, online training tool that can be easily accessed before, during and after emergencies. 

Walk With draws on research and the practice wisdom of community workers who have supported people impacted by disaster. 

Walk With contains two online courses that:

  • raise awareness
  • provide information and links to resources
  • help you to prepare your organisation
  • build on your skills and strengths

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  • provide you with an orientation to disaster response and recovery.

  

For More Information Contact Gateway Family Services at or check out the website at walkwith.org.au

 

http://www.huntervalleynews.net.au/story/5789753/local-disaster-resilience-resource-shared-with-drought-affected-community/?cs=1457

 

https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5697184/new-resource-to-help-communities-better-prepare-for-disaster/?cs=1432

 

https://www.gatewayfamilyservices.org.au/imagesDB/wysiwyg/finalWalkWithtriptoMuswellbrookarticlefortheGazette.pdf

 

Gateway encourages, supports & respects diversity in families & communities. Our doors are open to everyone.
We acknowledge the Gundungurra and Darug people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work and we pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present.

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