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Disability & the forgotten workers of COVID-19

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A University of NSW survey of disability workers revealed the sector has been seriously overlooked in the coronavirus pandemic.

The disability workforce and COVID-19: initial experiences of the outbreak report showed the very high risks experienced among disability support workers in the early stages of the pandemic.

“The survey picked up extreme anxiety among workers about their safety in the workplace and the safety of their clients,” Dr Natasha Cortis from the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre said.

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Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2020, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au)

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