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Immediate Assistance services in Australia

If you, or someone you know, is living with a disability—here’s what you should know in case of an emergency.

Immediate Assistance services in Australia

If you, or someone you know, is living with a disability—here’s what you should know in case of an emergency.

An emergency can happen at any time, and when you are living with a disability or you’re taking care of someone who does, emergency support may not always be as accessible as it should be. 

However, there are several emergency support services that are available to provide assistance.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the steps you need to take in an emergency when you’re caring for yourself or someone else who is living with disabilities.

An emergency can happen at any time, and when you are living with a disability or you’re taking care of someone who does, emergency support may not always be as accessible as it should be. 

However, there are several emergency support services that are available to provide assistance.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the steps you need to take in an emergency when you’re caring for yourself or someone else who is living with disabilities.

Emergency support services to have on speed dial

Beyond Blue Support Services

Phone: 1300 224 636

Email: www.beyondblue.org.au

Lifeline Crisis Support

Phone: 13 11 14

Email: www.lifeline.org.au

Suicide Callback Service

Phone: 1300 659 467

Email:www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Mensline Australia

Phone: 1300 789 978

Email: www.mensline.org.au

Disability Information Helpline

Phone: 1800 643 787

Email: www.dss.gov.au/disabilityhelp

Safe Steps

Phone: 1800 737 732

Email: www.safesteps.org.au

Seniors Enquiry Line

Phone: 1300 135 500

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit

Phone: 1300 651 192

Family And Child Connect

Phone: 13 32 64

National Sexual Assault, Domestic And Family Violence Counselling Service

Phone: 1800 737 732

The national emergency number in Australia is 000.

Emergency support services to have on speed dial

Beyond Blue Support Services

Phone: 1300 224 636

Email: www.beyondblue.org.au

Lifeline Crisis Support

Phone: 13 11 14

Email: www.lifeline.org.au

Suicide Callback Service

Phone: 1300 659 467

Email:www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Mensline Australia

Phone: 1300 789 978

Email: www.mensline.org.au

Disability Information Helpline

Phone: 1800 643 787

Email: www.dss.gov.au/disabilityhelp

Safe Steps

Phone: 1800 737 732

Email: www.safesteps.org.au

Seniors Enquiry Line

Phone: 1300 135 500

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit

Phone: 1300 651 192

Family And Child Connect

Phone: 13 32 64

National Sexual Assault, Domestic And Family Violence Counselling Service

Phone: 1800 737 732

The national emergency number in Australia is 000.

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I like the Saturday program because I get to meet new people and make new friends. I like the activities that we get to do.

Kristian L

I like it when you go on the group. It gives me something to do , I like meeting people and I like the activities.

 

Calen

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Shine Social and Communities—we’re here to help

At Shine, we do our best to help individuals with disabilities live their best lives by giving them a supportive environment.

Our mission is to empower individuals through our holistic approach, solution-focused facilities, and person-centred collaboration.

If you or someone you know requires our services, get in touch with us today on 07 5472 0713.

FAQs

Is treatment in the emergency department free?

For Australian citizens with a Medicare card, treatment will be free. Hospitals may still charge you if you require the support of specialised medical equipment, however.

When should I call 000?

000 should only be used for the most serious emergencies. With this number, you can call fire services, an ambulance or the police.

How can I help someone in a wheelchair down the stairs during an emergency?

Wheelchairs are usually too heavy to be carried downstairs. During an emergency, consider doing a horizontal evacuation and moving the person to a safe area, avoiding stairs or using an evacuation chair if there is one on hand.

Speak to us for more information and guidance on emergency services in Australia.


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