Devon Community Resilience Forum

1st April 2018 - 31st March 2021

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September 2020: September is Preparedness Month as part of the #30Days30Ways campaign. Find out more here and follow us on social media for lots of community resilience content over the coming month!

As communities respond to the easing of lockdown measures, we have developed our helpline to support Town and Parish Councils, Village Halls and Community Buildings into the recovery phase.  

For advice and support from our team members, you can phone the Covid-19 Community Local Outbreak & Recovery helpline: 0808 1963390..


The Devon Community Resilience Forum supports communities to develop their community emergency plan; a document that guides community response in an emergency and helps communities to prepare. Community emergency plans are also uploaded to a secure website where they can be viewed by the emergency services, if there is an emergency in your community they will be able to view your plan and understand how the community may already be responding, where there is high risk, and what resources the community has.

Alongside supporting plan development we run twice yearly forum events to help increase your local resilience and network with other communities.

Read the Autumn 2019 Community Resilience Forum Newsletter here.

A Community Reserve Volunteer is anyone who wants to help their local community if a large incident should occur, but is perhaps unable to commit to regular volunteering. No specialist skills are required and the volunteers can decide whether to respond to an incident on a case-by-case basis.

  • Emergency Plans in Devon
    Have you completed yours? Take a look who has, then look at our help guides and templates to get yours started or finished.
  • Home Emergency Planning
    Are you prepared for flooding or another emergency event? Do you have a clear plan for your home and family?

9 Step Guide - Prepare, Respond, Recover


  1. Getting together and organising the work
  2. Knowing the unknowns
  3. Identifying skills and resources
  4. Legal Health Check
  5. Organising key facilities
  6. Keeping in touch
  7. Activating your emergency plan
  8. Taking control
  9. Testing your plan