Urgent COVID-19 appeal
Please give to help keep vulnerable Australians and essential staff safe through the COVID-19 crisis.
Help keep our customers and staff safe
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the lives of many people with a disability upside down.
Even as lockdown rules start to ease, we don’t know when things for our customers will return to normal – you see, because people with a disability are at high risk, they will need to be extra careful for a lot longer.
People with a disability are amongst the most vulnerable, and are at a higher risk of developing serious and life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms.
Many of our customers are feeling stressed, and routines have been completely disrupted which can be very isolating. It will be like this for some time to ensure we protect people in our care.
With the nature of the essential work our staff do – supporting vulnerable people – they don’t have the luxury of working from home. They too are at a higher risk.
To keep our customers and staff safe, it is so important that we have a steady supply of critical safety equipment like masks, thermometers, gloves, and hand sanitiser.
It’s also critical that people with a disability, who are at risk of feeling isolated, are able to see their family and friend’s faces and receive supports through video calls. We are starting to deliver new tools to many areas but sadly many still don’t have a way to do this.
No-one could have predicted this virus, but your donation today can help keep vulnerable people with a disability and essential workers safe and connected.