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.


Take a look at some of the online tools and resources you’ll be able to access and download as a Communities Prepared member.
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Interested in finding out more about community resilience activities in your local area? Search for local volunteer opportunities with our interactive map here.
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Latest events

We’re running a number of regional community volunteer training webinars, as well as participating in online events run by partner organisations. Take a look here to see what’s happening in your area.
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Click on the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page to become a member, or follow the link below to find out how we can support your community volunteer group’s activities and the resilience of your local community.
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Find out more about how we can help you support the resilience of your community by clicking on the link below, and find a local group via the map link above.
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Become a partner

We’re working with a range of organisations championing community resilience at the national, regional and local level and are always keen to discuss new partnerships. Click here for more information.
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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.

Met Office warnings

11:15am Saturday 29 January 2022

Now is the time to BeFloodReady

BeFloodReady is a campaign launched by the Defra funded and Environment Agency supported Southwest Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Pathfinder Project. Molly Flynn tells us about the programme and the resources it has shared with communities.

Three reasons why our response to climate change needs to be local

New Local are currently running a research project exploring the potential of local and community led climate action on climate change – and they have identified three key characteristics of local action that make it an invaluable part of the overall climate policy picture.

With less than 3 weeks to go we take a look at this year’s Flood Expo!

The agenda is live and the countdown is on for the 2021 edition of The Flood Expo! You can start planning your day and prepare for the UK’s largest exhibition designed for individuals, businesses and local authorities to discover the latest products and strategies within the flood sector. Taking place on 22-23 September at the NEC, Birmingham, it’s time to […]

Online volunteer engagement: through COVID-19 and beyond

Lowdham Flood Action Group (FLAG) share their experiences of communicating as a group, and with the community through COVID-19, while offering some of their key online volunteer engagement tips.

Somerset celebrates emergency volunteers

Following on from Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), registration has opened for the 4th annual Somerset Resilience event, with residents invited to sign up to a month of free, interactive online training with emergency incident responders and volunteer organisations.

Flood Warnings for England

11:15am Saturday 29 January 2022

Data provided by the Environment Agency

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