We assist governments, organisations and communities ensure their disaster management plans account for a broad range of disruptive challenges and include specific consideration of vulnerable groups. People living with disability, older people, CALD communities and communities in remote and rural areas have specific needs relevant to disaster planning and management.
One of our research projects includes mitigation for loss of power supply to aged care facilities. We developed guidance on the selection and installation of generators to ensure access to heating, cooling, and lighting, safe storage of medicines and sustained use of medical equipment during failure of power supply. This work is complemented by a new toolkit and scorecard developed by TRI for aged care facilities to assess their resilience to bushfires, floods and earthquakes.