Resources for working from home

Working from home -useful techonology, tools, tips and strategies

Around the country, disability advocacy organisations have been putting arrangements in place so they to continue to provide support for their clients, while also managing risks of infection.

The disability advocacy sector is diverse and organisations are facing a range of different challenges at this time. In many cases this will include transitioning effectively to:

  • disability advocates and other staff working from home or remotely and
  • interacting with their advocacy clients without face-to-face meetings
  • communicating with clients, a colleagues and other professionals through telephone or web-based technologies.

Here we have collected information about the tools and strategies that might be useful for managers, advocates and staff during this transition:

Connecting Up offers discounted and donated products to the Not-For-Profit sector – See their article Free or discounted tools from Connecting Up to help you work from home. Connecting Up has an online learning platform with many on-demand courses about Not For Profit governance and using technology. Some can be accessed for free – others cost a fee of $15 or $80

Grow with Google – Remote work hub – Work, teach and learn from anywhere – free tools and resources

LinkedIn Learning  – Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success  

File sharing platforms include:

Collaboration tools include: 

Infoxchange Not-for-profit technology resources for the COVID-19 crisis

ABC News article – If you’re working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, who’s responsible for your safety?

PC Mag article – 20 tips for working from home

Google blog – 8 tips for getting it done when working from home

Black Dog InstituteWorking from home: A checklist to support your mental health during Coronavirus


Please email Siobhan (policy [at] if you find any errors, or would like to suggest any useful advice, templates or tools that you’ve found or share any resources or strategies that your organisation has developed.


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