Looking after yourself, family, neighbours and friends is important during any emergency and recovery from these latest bushfires will take some time.
NSW Health is providing additional staff and resources in impacted rural and regional communities, and their support will include advice and pathways to care for people who need specialist assistance.
Bushfire smoke and the Air Quality Index (AQI)
Returning home safely
Medications and prescriptions
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The EnableNSW team is ensuring people who have been affected by the bushfires have the support they need to help them manage their disability or health condition.
Some deliveries could be delayed, and repairers may have difficulty accessing bushfire-affected areas. If you have equipment through EnableNSW and it's been damaged or lost because of the fires, call 1800 362 253 as soon as you can to discuss your options. The team is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)
If you're a client of IPTAAS, and have been impacted in any way by the bushfires, the IPTAAS team is standing by to ensure you receive the right financial assistance. This assistance could include:
- additional travel or accommodation subsidies arising from:
- having to travel a longer route due to road closures or other weather conditions. Please include information about your travel route in your application.
- having to stay in accommodation for additional time due to road closures or other weather conditions. Please include tax invoices and any relevant information in your application.
- payment options if you're experiencing financial hardship resulting from the fires.