2022 Dorset has prepared community resilience workshops to take place in March

The Dorset Local Resilience Forum (LRF) will be hosting several community resilience awareness sessions, from 7-11 March 2022.

The Dorset LRF is a multi-agency partnership made up of local councils, emergency service and NHS organisations, national bodies, utility companies and transport providers, as well as voluntary and community groups.

The Dorset Prepared Community Resilience Workshop connects and works closely with our communities to provide advice, support and training to help improve local resilience to emergencies and incidents.

Following the success of the two-day event held in 2021, this year will see a series of week-long online events and outreach with our partner organisations. Subjects will include:

  • Floods and Flood Warden scheme in Dorset
  • Climate change
  • Avoid scams
  • cyber security
  • Volunteer in the community
  • Fight against terrorism
  • Community resilience and emergency planning
  • Fire Safety Tips and Safe & Well
  • Utility companies and how they plan for incidents

The events will be a series of live and pre-recorded presentations with question and answer (Q&A) sessions between Monday and Friday, starting at 09:30 each day.

The program includes morning sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., afternoon sessions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and an evening session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nigel Osborne, Chairman of the Dorset Local Resilience Forum Community Resilience Group, said:

“Dorset LRF is committed to taking a ‘whole of society’ approach to community resilience so that individuals, communities, businesses and organizations can all play a meaningful role in building local resilience. The workshops are aimed at existing voluntary organizations, community emergency volunteers and anyone interested in getting involved in such activities. They are designed to help you develop local initiatives that improve resilience to emergencies and incidents.

To find out more and register your interest, go to dorsetprepared.org.uk/community-resilience-week-march-2022/ and follow the link to Eventbrite. Tickets are free and can be reserved from February 22. By registering before the sessions, you will have the chance to win a home emergency bag worth £168 (kindly sponsored by Communities Prepared. Terms and conditions apply).

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