Bushfires in Perth’s north-east

There is currently a bushfire in Perth’s northern and north-eastern suburbs. Areas of concern include: Ellenbrook Aveley The Vines Upper Swan Henley Brook Belhus Bullsbrook Wooroloo Brigadoon Baskerville Millendon Gidgegannup Red Hill Herne Hill West Swan Jane Brook Brabham. This is a rapidly evolving situation. Some people are required to evacuate their homes immediately. Others …

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ECHO responding to Perth lockdown

You’re probably already aware, at 12.45pm on Sunday, 31 January, the Premier announced there has been a confirmed case of community transmission in Perth. WA has been in lockdown before, so we know what to do. The main difference, this time, is the infected person lives in Maylands, and has visited places near some clients’ …

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Zooming to connect

Dementia Australia has released some new resources to help people living with dementia use Zoom online meetings, to stay connected with family and friends. The new resources were developed by people living with dementia, for people living with dementia, and are designed to support the use of video conferencing to stay in touch. Click here …

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End of Life and Palliative Care Advisory Committee seeking members

The WA Health Department’s End of Life Care Program is seeking two people to represent consumer, carer and community perspectives on its End of Life and Palliative Care Advisory Committee. The Committee is intended to bring together people with different backgrounds to provide advice on policies and services related to palliative care and care at the end …

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2020 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 29 October 2020 at 5.30pm in the Meeting Room of the ECHO offices (72 Toowong Street, BAYSWATER) AGENDA• Apologies• Opening by Chair• Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 31 October, 2019• Audited Financial Statements for Financial Year 2020 and address by Treasurer• …

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New communication hotline

In WA we are all very aware how lucky we are to have no evidence of community transmission of COVID-19. We have also seen from experience on the East Coast and New Zealand how easily this can change. ECHO has been studying the situation in other parts of the world, to learn as much as …

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COVID-19 lessons from the UK

With all the sad news circulating at the moment, we thought it would be a good time to share some better news about one organisation’s success in combating COVID-19. We’ve all seen and been concerned about reports from other countries and other parts of Australia about the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly. In particular, …

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Please intall the COVIDsafe app

Have you and your family and friends downloaded the COVIDsafe app yet? The Australian Department of Health has released the app as a free download for all users of smartphones. You can find more information about the COVIDsafe app at: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app If you have a smartphone and you would like help installing the COVIDsafe app, …

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