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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 Imogen.Smith@groundwork.org.uk to find out more.

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.

Guide to using Zoom

This guide has been designed to support community volunteers and partners in using Zoom to participate in Communities Prepared webinars.

Flood Action Campaign 2020

This year, the Environment Agency’s annual Flood Action Campaign is targeting people who live in areas at high risk of flooding but have not yet experienced flooding to their home.

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Community Mobilisation

Senior Policy Researcher, Luca Tiratelli discusses NLGN’s latest report on Community Mobilisation and what this looks like in practice.

An Emergency Response Plan in action

In this volunteer Q&A, John Roe discusses how he and his volunteer team put into action their Emergency Response Plan in response to COVID-19.

Met Office warnings

08:16pm Thursday 05 August 2021

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

08:16pm Thursday 05 August 2021

Data provided by the Environment Agency

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