Community Resilience

Introduction

Community Hopefully by navigating to this page, that means you’re interested in Community Resilience. Unfortunately, first we must identify what we mean by Community Resilience. We will be using the below definition, but you will see many others bandied around, most of which are also true but just fluctuate around the key theme

Community Resilience is about having local resources which enable you as a community to cope with an emergency for a short period of time. It is about identifying the risks and resources in terms of people, equipment and skills that are available and willing to help and then having a plan on how you as a community might deal with the emergency.

A community that is prepared is better able to cope during and recover better after an emergency than those that are not prepared.

Community Resilience can take a wide variety of forms across all communities with our aim being to help you move forward in a way that works best for you. Community Resilience is by its name a ‘team’ exercise, but the make-up of that team can take any form from a parish council run group to a volunteer group. You can pick what works best for you and your community, after all you know your community better than we do! The simple steps you need to achieve to get on the Community Resilience Ladder are shown here, but you don’t need to stick to these, you can amend them to suit your local requirements

Although Community Resilience is led by Local Authorities (Councils), it’s a massive team effort and its actually much more of a collaboration (between Local Authorities, Police, Fire, Ambulance, the Environment Agency, the NHS, Voluntary Agencies and many many more). Just try Googling it, you’ll find many agencies are involved in many ways! If you have any further questions do not hesitate to get into contact with us:

Wiltshire: emergencyplannning@wiltshire.gov.uk

Swindon: nbancroft@swindon.gov.uk or tlunn@swindon.gov.uk

Wiltshire Prepared (27th and 28th October 2021)

Wiltshire Prepared

Towards the end of October we will be showing you the variety of options for Community Resilience. We aim to cover aspects for those groups already involved to those interested in first beginning their path. Alongside this we understand you won’t be interested in everything on offer over the course of 27th and 28th October so please click here to see our most up to date agenda

Throughout the week we will be posting things on this page and our Twitter account @wiltsprepared so please keep checking back for new content.

Please feel free to ask questions at any of the live sessions or email them into us at renate.malton@wiltshire.gov.uk

Register your Interest

In due course we will be posting the links to the sessions below, but in the meantime we ask anybody (community’s, established groups and members of the public) to register your interest by emailing renate.malton@wiltshire.gov.uk with your name and organisation/community area.

Keep checking back on this page as we update it with all the relevant information as the event unfolds