September is Preparedness month!
Join in with this month-long, national campaign to boost personal resilience and preparedness for individuals of all ages, through easy, fun activities.
It is entirely non-profit and volunteer run by countless dedicated professionals, coordinated through UK Local Resilience Forums.
Flood action week
The Environment Agency’s annual campaign helping people to know exactly what to do in the event of flooding in their homes.
Flooding brings a significant risk to life, and the mental health impacts can last for two years or more after flooding has happened. Depression, anxiety and PTSD can affect up to a third of people who have been flooded and the average cost of flooding to a home is around £30,000.
The campaign is focused on helping people know what action to take in a flood, based on the Prepare. Act. Survive. flood guide.
Details of the annual campaign will be available on the Environment Agency website, when the new resources are available.
Road safety week
Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity.
Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond.
WeatherReady is a campaign by the Met Office to help people prepare for and cope with severe weather. It is run in partnership with the Cabinet Office.
The campaign provides up-to-date, expert seasonal advice from carefully selected organisations to ensure people can prepare for and respond to the weather, to stay safe and protect their property.
Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) is encouraging communities across the country to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity.
The UK has left the EU and is now in a transition period, before new rules come into place from 1 January 2021.
The UK Government website provides information on what’s changing and what action you might need to take, including details on the EU Settlement Scheme, advice for businesses and advice if you’re planning to travel to the EU.