Dear Cara Community
We are planning for every scenario which could arise from the COVID-19 situation. We have a Pandemic Response plan in place which we have implemented and we are working with all of our customers, their important people and our staff of Possible People to respond to this situation.
Our Executive team has been in meetings with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the Commonwealth Department of Human Services, SA Health and Disability SA to discuss strategies that will affect our customers. This senior leadership team is meeting daily and is in constant contact so Cara can respond as the situation changes.
Special leave provisions for staff who have to self-isolate due to the Australian Government’s guidelines around COVID-19 are available. Staff who can work remotely are doing so with office-based staff working on alternate days to each other. We do this to prevent infection and ensure our office-based staff can provide continual support to our staff working directly with customers.
At Cara, we work alongside some of South Australia’s most vulnerable people and it is a responsibility we do not take lightly. We are focussed on providing the best support possible in these difficult times.
Thank you for working together with us.
Liz Cohen, Cara Chief Executive