Summer Planning Toolkit modules

Module 2: Caring for vulnerable populations

People living with a disability

People living with a disability

People living with a disability are more likely to be disproportionately impacted by natural disasters and other emergencies due to difficulty accessing evacuation services, shelter and food distribution and recovery efforts 18

During emergencies, people with a disability are also at greater risk of neglect and may suffer ‘abuse, domestic violence, isolation and restrictive practices’ due to factors such as governmental responses following inadequate consultation with people with disabilities, social isolation and inaccessible information and communications 19.

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