Vulnerable residents in Greater Hume Council can get prepared for emergencies this summer with the support of Holbrook Meals on Wheels.
The Holbrook Meals on Wheels office has just installed a new automatic accessible door (pictured), but the service will also be offering home visits to community members so they can plan for emergencies.
Manager Sue Winnett said the ACT emergency readiness program was funded as a bushfire recovery program.
"We will have a worker in place for 12 weeks who will visit vulnerable people people who may think that they need some assistance in the Greater Hume Council area to prepare an emergency plan," she said.
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"So that emergency might be a bushfire, but it also might be house fire, flooding, it might be heatwaves, it might be emergency illness.
"[An expert] will work through each person individually, whether it's one person in the household or two or three, and work on a plan for their likely emergency situation."
Ms Winnet said the emergency program was important after the 2019/2020 summer bushfires.
"The impact, especially on this side of the shire, out towards Lankeys Creek, those areas, was absolutely enormous," she said.
"So for older people living on their own, to be able to access someone to help them come and prepare, it's a reminder for them to think about what they need to do to prepare for emergencies."
Up to 40 Greater Hume residents can register for the program by calling Holbrook Meals on Wheels on 02 6036 3677.
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