Think about the facilities you’ll need in order support local people. 

For example, some emergencies can cause people to leave their homes.  For ideas on how to set up organise buildings for Community Shelters, have a look at our Community Emergency Plan Guidance.

“The natural action for any community is to provide spontaneous local shelter for anyone displaced by an emergency, should it be due to severe weather, e.g. flooding, a fire or lack of utilities. Linking this with a community communication team that can provide information to all the emergency services and responding agencies ensures safety for everyone.”

Ian Flood-Page, Emergency Planning Officer for Teignbridge District Council



Getting together and organising the work
Knowing the unknowns
Identifying skills and resources
Legal Health Check
Organising key facilities
Keeping in touch
Activating your emergency plan
Taking control
Testing your plan