The Ready2Go program is currently recruiting for participants and volunteers to join its program in Cockatoo. Based around heatwave conditions, the program is a unique small-scale resilience program focussed on people with a set of distinct vulnerabilities. It is designed around supporting people living independently in Cockatoo who due to age, frailty, health issues or lack of transport are unable to protect themselves adequately from the effects of heatwave conditions and other emergencies.
The program assists those identified to relocate ‘off the hill’ ahead of any extreme conditions, by planning the day before to relocate to pre-arranged safer locations away from Cockatoo.
Ready2Go aligns individual participants with one or more local volunteers who can offer support with the decision making around leaving early. It also offers suggestions to participants on putting together ‘a ready relocation kit’ which may include requirements such as clothing, toiletries and most importantly, medication planning for the duration of their stay away from home.
To find out more about how to be involved, please contact Julie Skipsey - Project Officer - 0400 560 818 | firstname.lastname@example.org | PO Box 199, Cockatoo, 3781, Marlene Dalziel - Monash Health on 5941 0500 | email@example.com. or visit their Facebook Group Page.