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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Are you a coordinator?

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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Like to volunteer?

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

05:27pm Wednesday 17 August 2022

Takeaways from the Thames Valley LRF Community Resilience Conference

Jane Burt, Senior Project Officer for Communities Prepared, details her experience attending and taking part in the recent Thames Valley LRF Community Resilience conference, and the meaningful knowledge to be drawn from this.

Community resilience is vital for future heatwaves

Why does community resilience matter in a heatwave? Nick Drew, senior project officer on Communities Prepared, explains.

Could you be our next programme evaluator?

To tie in with the start of our final round of National Lottery Reaching Communities England funding, we are on the look out for an experienced programme evaluator to come on board until May 2024.

Stress awareness in incident management training

In this blog, Evie Whatling from JBA Consulting explores their recent work with the Environment Agency’s Wessex Area Incident team, to incorporate stress management into incident management training and exercising.

Flood Warnings for England

05:27pm Wednesday 17 August 2022

Data provided by the Environment Agency

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