Are You Prepared?: Community Resilience in Action

From realising that ‘resilience’ was low on the community radar, but recognising the high risk of flooding in the neighbourhood, a high profile and inclusive campaign ‘Are you prepared?’ was designed. Via creative resourcing, the utilisation of neighbourhood networks, and the involvement from local schools, residents, older people’s organisations, and emergency planning agencies, the community resilience initiative was successful in attracting high levels of interest and participation in the local resilience agenda. Sustained support for the campaign and the ongoing work championed by local residents has remained of low cost but of high local impact.