Community Resilience is about knowing who your community are and being able to help and support each other in the face of a common crisis.
Utility failures, severe weather events and flooding cause disruption; in these events your community will be better prepared to cope when everyone works together using their local knowledge.
Having a Community Emergency Plan in place can help to make sure that your community is well prepared. A Community Emergency Plan will identify who will be able to offer support, specialist skills and equipment available and who will need the most help in an emergency. A plan is of great benefit and strengthens your community links.
If you are interested in promoting resilience further within your community you could volunteer as a Community Emergency Coordinator. You can check if your community has a plan in place or contact our Emergency Planning Team.