Red Cross has been activated by SA Dept for Communities and Social Inclusion to run a telephone health checkoutreach to registered people who are vulnerable to the impact of extreme heat. This activation comes as a result of above average temperatures for consecutive days. For Friday 4 January, Catastrophic Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island and the Lower South East. The response is for 1 day only – Friday January 4, with clients receiving a single call only. Clients will be called across the state with the majority residing in Adelaide.
There are 2,786 registered Telecross REDi clients. Clients are considered to be vulnerable and isolated people living in the community. This may include people who live alone, have a disability, are housebound, frail, aged, recovering from illness or have an ongoing illness, who are socially and/or geographically isolated or from CALD backgrounds with limited English language skills. The client base includes people registered directly with Red Cross and people referred by Key Agencies: Dom Care; RDNS; Mental Health Services; Italian Benevolent Foundation; Country Health (reports are sent to Key Agencies detailing any action taken in relation to clients referred by the agency).