Response for Recovery

Emergency and Disaster Support

RAW Response for Recovery provides a strategic and coordinated response to events and situations that have a detrimental effect on local communities. That means we’re on the frontline in response to bushfires, floods, pandemics and other natural disasters, industry-wide downturns and community-wide adversity.

These situations have a profound impact on individuals and communities that can be long lasting and life-changing. The way individuals cope and react to a situation will vary, and the way they respond will evolve in the weeks, months and years after the event. Our Team is equipped to respond rapidly to emergency situations, and to work with individuals and communities in the longer term, from response to recovery and beyond.

Wide-spread adversity can impact negatively on employment and the availability of jobs. Our Coordinators offer a holistic approach to helping individuals find work, by helping them with immediate and practical tasks, such as career guidance, job applications, résumés, and accessing funding for training. At the same time, we work with people to overcome other barriers which may prevent them from finding suitable work.

Stay Afloat

In partnership with the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council, RRR Coordinators support seafood industry members through Stay Afloat, a program which provides state-wide assertive outreach to those in fishing, processing and marine industries. Stay Afloat aims to keep industry members connected and prevent the deterioration of well-being by offering advice and support in times of hardship.

Drought Impact

The Tasmanian East Coast is experiencing some of its driest conditions on record, and in 2019, the Tasmanian Government implemented a number of measures to support drought impacted farming and agricultural enterprises. This included funding for a RRR Coordinator to provide assertive outreach support to drought affected communities and primary producers. Long term drought can have an immense impact on farming and business operations. The resulting financial stress can impact negatively on wellbeing, mental health and relationships. Our RRR Coordinator can work with those impacted by drought to overcome the difficulties that it presents.

If you would like to know more about our services or speak to a RRR Coordinator, please get in touch with us.

Looking after yourself after a traumatic event

Have you experienced a traumatic event? Do you feel you may be suffering from the effects of trauma?

Disasters can be overwhelming and traumatic for anyone in a community. How and when trauma presents itself is different for everyone. Physical and/or emotional changes can occur in a matter of days, weeks, months or years after a traumatic event.

If you or someone you know is experiencing the impacts of trauma, please contact us on 1300 HELP MATE (1300 4357 6283) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.