Blogs

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 communitiesprepared@groundwork.org.uk to find out more.

GUEST BLOG

Engaging in the planning system can help build communities that are safer from the risks of flooding

This guest blog has been written by Celia Davis, Projects & Policy Manager at the Town and Country Planning Association and Heather Shepherd, Community and Recovery Support, National Flood Forum. The experience and risk of flooding is already a difficult reality for many people in England, and will become more common in future as a […]

A new national offer, online hub and learning space

On Thursday 13th October from 2pm to 3pm, online via Zoom, we will discuss the new national offer which Communities Prepared has of training, workshops, support, resources, and discussion spaces for communities to come together. You can register for the launch event through our website. The new hub will be accessible to all from the end of September, […]

Flood Expo 2022

Flood Expo 2022 is coming up and involves the launch of the brand new Community Flood Zone. This initiative gives communities an opportunity to shape the conversation around Flood prediction, prevention and support. Keep reading to learn more about this free event and how to sign up.

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.

GUEST BLOG

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.

Met Office warnings

09:32pm Monday 20 May 2024

Recap: Insights from the National Conference on Societal Resilience

In March, Nick, Richard and Alice from the Communities Prepared team attended the second National Conference on Societal Resilience, at the University of Manchester, along with around 180 other attendees from a mix including Local Resilience Forums, Resilience organisations, Central government representatives, consultancies, and academics. So what did we learn, and what does this mean […]

Flood Warnings for England

09:32pm Monday 20 May 2024

Data provided by the Environment Agency

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