Communities Prepared is delighted to be part of this year’s Dorset Prepared Community Resilience Workshop, running sessions on flood volunteering, community emergency plans and volunteer recruitment. Information on our sessions is available here, but please read on for an overview of the week from our partners at Dorset LRF.
Dorset Local Resilience Forum (LRF) will be hosting several community resilience awareness raising sessions, running between 7 and 11 March 2022.
The Dorset LRF is a multi-agency partnership made up of local councils, Emergency Services and NHS organisations, National bodies, utility companies and transport providers and voluntary and community groups.
The Dorset Prepared Community Resilience Workshop links in and works closely with communities to deliver advice, support and training to help enhance local resilience to emergencies and incidents.
Following the success of the two-day event held in 2021, this year will see a week-long series of online events and awareness raising with a range of partner organisations. The subjects will include:
Flooding and the Flood Warden scheme in Dorset
Volunteering in the Community
Community Resilience and Emergency Planning
Fire Safety and Safe & Well advice
Utility companies and how they plan for incidents
The events will be a range of live and pre-recorded presentations with Question and Answer (Q&A) sessions between Monday and Friday, starting at 09:30 am each day.
The schedule will see morning sessions running from 9:30 am to 1pm, afternoon sessions running from 2 to 5pm and an evening session running 6 to 8pm.
Nigel Osborne Chair of the Dorset Local Resilience Forum Community Resilience Group said:
“The Dorset LRF is committed to the ‘whole of society’ approach to community resilience so that individuals, communities, businesses and organisations can all play a meaningful part in building local resilience. The workshops are aimed at existing voluntary organisations, community emergency volunteers and anyone interested in getting involved with such activities. They are designed to help you develop local initiatives that enhance resilience to emergencies and incidents.”
To find out more and register your interest, go to dorsetprepared.org.uk/community-resilience-week-march-2022 and follow the link to Eventbrite. The tickets are free and by registering ahead of the sessions, you will get the chance to win a Home Emergency Grab Bag worth £168 (sponsored by Communities Prepared. Terms and conditions apply).