The training and resource hub for community resilience groups in England
Communities Prepared equips community volunteer groups across the country with the knowledge, skills and confidence to prepare for, respond to and recover from, flooding, snow, storms, public health and other emergencies.
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Chew Magna Flood Wardens
Chew Magna was one of the first villages to benefit from support and volunteer training from the pilot phase of Communities Prepared. 3 years on, we chat to Lynne Easton, Parish Councillor and Flood Warden Coordinator, to hear how the flood volunteer group has been getting on.
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Examining the role of volunteers in disasters across the USA and Europe
Melvin Hartley, a 2019 Churchill Fellow, has recently undertaken research across the United States and Europe into the role of volunteers in disasters. Here, he shares some of his learnings.