Welcome! Here you’ll find our latest community engagement news, training and volunteering highlights plus guest blogs covering a range of community resilience and emergency planning topics. From academic research to Q&As with volunteers, we are always looking to share knowledge and expertise. If you have a guest blog you’d like to submit, get in touch! Email to find out more.

2022 Dorset Prepared Community Resilience Workshops to take place this March

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.


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.


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 […]

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.

Lessons learnt from a year of lockdowns

Findings come from The National Lottery Community Fund’s Community Research Index suggests that the pandemic could be a step-change moment for the South West, leading people to make lasting changes to how they live their lives and the connections they build with friends, family and the wider community.

Met Office warnings

08:08am Sunday 29 May 2022
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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

08:08am Sunday 29 May 2022

Data provided by the Environment Agency

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