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COVID-19 Resources

This is a challenging and distressing time for everyone. We want to reassure people living with disability that we are working hard with government and other stakeholders to ensure the disability community is not neglected in the response to COVID19. Stay well and take care of yourselves and each other.
 

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Stay connected with each other.
Stay informed.

 

Please note Purple Orange takes no responsibility for the external resources linked here and the authors/creators of them.

 

Home Test Covid 19

How to arrange a home-test for Covid-19 in South Australia

If you would like your GP to arrange a COVID-19 test to be done in your home, please share the instructions available through the link above to your GP.

 

Easy English Information

 

NDIS: Easy English - Coronavirus Information

NDIS: Easy English - Coronavirus Information (text only)

DSS: Coronavirus, what is it?

DSS: 5 things to do to keep yourself healthy

DSS: What is social distancing?

DSS: Staying at home

DSS: Coronavirus, frequently asked questions

Access Easy English: Coronavirus Information

Council for Intellectual Disability: Stay at home during coronavirus

Council for Intellectual Disability: About the COVIDSafe app

 

Community Initiatives

 

Red Cross: COVID Connect 

If you feel isolated and want to stay connected socially, friendly volunteers from the COVID Connect hotline can give you a daily call to check in on your wellbeing. This service is free for adults of all ages.

 

 

 

Online Community Groups

 

Imagine More Peer Support Group

Various peer support groups to stay connected and discuss topics such as inclusive education, employment and self-managing your NDIS plan

 

FriendLine

For anyone who wants to have a casual chat.  All conversations are anonymous and you can chat about anything you want with a volunteer

 

Women with Disabilities Australia Community

A Facebook group for women, girls (aged 15 years and above), feminine identifying and non-binary people living with disability to share ideas, questions and experiences about living in Australia with a disability

 

Online Peer Support Network (OPSN)

This is a Facebook group for people from migrant or refugee backgrounds who live with a disability. Run by the Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC), OPSN is a safe space from people of diverse backgrounds, or their carers and families, to share their experiences and information.

 

Livewire Online

This is a free online community powered by Starlight Children's Foundation for young people (and their siblings) aged 12 to 20 years and living with disability, serious illness or a chronic health condition. Swap stories, ask for ideas, and talk about whatever’s going on in your life, from operations to issues with friends and family.


News

 

DSS: Disability Information Helpline (1800 643 787)

This is a free, private helpline that can provide information and referrals for people living with disability who have been impacted by COVID-19.

 

NDIS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Support

This contains the latest information on the NDIS's response to COVID-19.

 

NDIS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information for providers on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This fact sheet contains information on when PPE should be used, how NDIS providers and self-managing participants can request for PPE, as well as an update on the current availablity of PPE in Australia.

 

NDIS: Priority Home Delivery Services

This contains information on how NDIS participants can have priority access to supermarket home delivery services for their grocery shop.

 

SA Health: COVID-19 Mental Health Support Information

This provides information on mental health support for South Australians who feel overwhelmed or need additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.