The Cabinet Office has now published the Community Resilience Development Framework and Coordination of Spontaneous Volunteers in Emergencies Guidance.
Community resilience aims to help people to help themselves in an emergency. Utilising voluntary resources, community networks and expertise can reduce the demand on emergency responder resources and enables more effective targeted help to be provided to the most vulnerable.
The Joint Committee on National Security Strategy on 23 March 2018 recommended further activity on community resilience and the National Security Capability Review 2018 identified the need to work across services, including with the voluntary sector and charities, to continue to develop a holistic approach to supporting victims of all major and serious incidents.
The publication of these two guidance documents will form an important part of achieving these objectives by enabling more consistently high quality local implementation of community resilience development.
You can download the two documents on the links below: