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Community group action

Find out how to set up a Community Resilience Group in your area.

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Knowing you can rely on your neighbours, and act with other people in the local community, can make all the difference in an emergency. 

If you're interested in setting up a community resilience group, or already have a group and want help to work on an emergency plan, email

How can community groups help?


  • close roads and advise people not to enter flood water
  • help evacuate people to emergency help centres
  • promote recovery centre attendance
  • carry out a de-brief after flooding and review community plans

Utility outage

  • check on vulnerable people in the community and help them with shopping or getting medical supplies 
  • encourage any vulnerable people in the community to sign up to Priority Registers
  • tell people about the 105 telephone number to ring for help during a power cut
  • carry out a debrief after the event and review your community plan

Severe winter weather 

  • contact neighbours who might need help securing gates or garden furniture during heavy winds etc
  • check on vulnerable people living in the community, helping out with shopping or getting medical supplies
  • offer help clearing snow from footpaths or steps 
  • carry out a de-brief after the period is over and review community plans