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:
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.
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.
- Click here to access a range of Resilience Forum Resources including case studies, guidance, templates, and the Devon Community Resilience Forum newsletters.
- Grant funding for emergency flood resilience
Devon County Council and Devon Communities Together are pleased to announce a further opportunity to apply to our “fast Track” Devon Community Resilience Fund.
- Property Flood Resilience Funding Scheme
Devon County Council is committed to increasing community resilience in Devon and is supported by DEFRA to deliver property level resilience measures.
- 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?
Devon and Cornwall Police Community Resilience Grant Crowdfund
The Devon & Cornwall Police under its Community Resilience Fund supports local projects that aim to increase community resilience and help to support vulnerable people in our communities. Visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/crowdfund-devon to find out more. #CrowdfundDevon. Devon & Cornwall Police is working with Devon County Council, West Devon Borough Council, Exeter City Council and Teignbridge District Council on the #CrowdfundDevon initiative”
9 Step Guide - Prepare, Respond, Recover
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