FREE Online Community Resilience Event to Support Covid-19 Recovery

Published on 16th July 2020

Devon Communities Together is hosting a FREE online community resilience event as part of its role as facilitator of the Devon Community Resilience Forum.

The event, on 29th and 30th July, is designed for Councillors, Community Response Team members, flood wardens, and all community members interested in resilience.

Attendees will be able to sign up to a variety of different sessions and workshops, all designed to support communities to become more resilient, particularly in relation to the challenges of Covid-19 and the recovery from it.

Sessions include a community case study on the Covid-19 community response in Broadclyst, an Introduction to Property Level Resilience, Devon’s Local Outbreak Outbreak Management Plan, Flood Resilience, a session from The Environment Agency and many more. 

This two-day virtual event comes as an alternative to Devon Community Resilience Forum’s usual twice-yearly face-to-face events, which have been paused due to Covid-19 restrictions. Devon Communities Together Project Manager Louise MacAllister, commented:

“We’ve witnessed over the past few months how community resilience groups and community emergency plans have really come into their own to enable people in Devon to support each other, look after vulnerable people in their communities and protect their assets. As we start to move into the recovery and local outbreak phase it’s important we keep sharing our experiences, increasing our knowledge and learning from each other. We’d encourage as many communities as possible to join us over the two days.”

All the sessions are bookable individually via Eventbrite. For full details please see below. Joining instructions will be sent to everybody who has booked a space for each session beforehand.

Full programme:

29th July
11.15 - 12. 15 Broadclyst Community Case StudyA community case study reflecting on community emergency planning and the pandemic response in the large and diverse rural parish of Broadclyst.

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13.30 - 14.30 An Introduction to Property Level Resilience, the Pathfinder Project, and how to access support for your communityMartin Rich from Devon Communities Together and Molly Flynn from the Cornwall Flood Forum introduce the Pathfinder project and how to improve community flood resilience with property level measures.

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14.45 - 15.45 Devon's Local Outbreak Management Plan and what it means for your community
Dr Louise MacAllister from Devon Communities Together will introduce the local outbreak management plan and what your community can do to prepare for this

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30th July

10.00 - 11.00 Flood Response During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Kate Pearson from The Environment Agency and Jessica Bishop from Devon County Council will talk through what to expect from flood response during the pandemic so you can be prepared.

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11.15 - 12.15 Staverton Community Case Study
A community case study reflecting on community emergency planning and the pandemic response in the small rural parish of Staverton.

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13.15 - 14.45 Reflecting on Community COVID-19 Response; building and strengthening your community emergency plan
An interactive workshop style session with Dr. Louise MacAllister and Martin Rich from Devon Communities Together, to help start, develop, or strengthen your community emergency plan based on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

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