“Communities and individuals harnessing local resources and expertise to help themselves in an emergency, in a way that complements the response of the emergency services.”
The National Security Strategy (2008)
The Cabinet Office leads a programme of work to help build and enhance community resilience across the UK. Find out more about the Community Resilience work programme.
22 March 2010
We have developed a package of documents about community resilience. The documents include guidance for individuals and communities on how to prepare for emergencies and a strategic national framework for community resilience, which sets out the Government’s contribution to build and enhance community resilience across the UK. We would welcome your views on the documents.
The documents have been produced as a result of work with a range of stakeholder groups since November 2008. These included members of the public, local and national voluntary agencies, businesses, emergency responders and government departments.
The consultation aims to seek the views of anyone who is interested in being prepared to cope in an emergency at the individual and community level. Responses are welcome from both individuals and on behalf of organisations. As the documents are intended for use by the public, responses from the general public are especially welcomed.
The consultation will close on 1 July 2010. We aim to publish the Government response to the consultation and finalised documents in October 2010.
Please submit your consultation responses by 1 July 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at Community Resilience Team, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, 22 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2WH.
You can also use the ‘Have your say’ discussion to tell us what you think of the documents if you do not wish to submit a formal response.
If you have any queries about the consultation please contact Rob Doran or Laura Gibb on 020 7276 5295/5294.