Local Needs Now and in Recovery









We are working with our partners and the broader community to gather and collate information about the current and emerging needs for people in the East resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recovering from COVID-19:  Insights into what is needed

Browse the information below for insights into the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community, and commentary on what we have learnt and where to next.

Funding During COVID-19 And On The Road To Recovery: Funding available in response to the pandemic

Gathering local insights: Who is speaking to the community and what are they hearing

Broader community discussions:  Find out what people are saying and become part of the conversation

Research: Surveys and reports on the impacts of COVID-19 on community.

Impacts on social issue: Addressing specific social issue areas in the context of COVID-19.

Impacts on different population groups:

Below are some important websites to visit for all Victorians:

General Health Information and Resources

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Direct: Understanding the Symptoms

Australian Government Department of Health: Get the facts – COVID 19

Victorian Council of Social Services: COVID-19 and the Community Sector

Translated Resources

Ethnolink: Multi-lingual resources about COVID-19

Enliven Health Literacy Services: An easy English resource about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and Support for Children

Hello Friends! (A COVID-19 Special)

Coronavirus Info for Young Children

Coronavirus: A Book for Young Children

My Hero is You: How Kids Can Fight COVID-19

Support and Recovery

E-mental health in practice

1800RESPECT Help and Support for violence against women during disaster

Key Messages and Support Contacts for Family Violence