A Community Resilience Plan helps people in the community understand the local risks, how to communicate and coordinate with each other and with Civil Defence in an emergency, and how to work together to recover from an emergency event. It's helpful for your marae to have a plan to get through in an emergency, as well as a plan for looking after whānau.
A Community Resilience Plan is a process to bring a community together. In a major emergency your community may be on its own for the first few hours or even days. However, you will not be alone – you will be with your friends, family, co-workers and neighbours. In an emergency people in the community will want to come together to assist one another. This process can be better co-ordinated if the community has developed a Community Resilience Plan.
Creating a Community Resilience Plan involves community workshops planned with a small group of community champions. If you’d like to know more about community resilience planning please contact us.
Marae often offer manaakitanga to whānau and the wider community following an emergency. Our Civil Defence staff would be more than happy to work with you to help you prepare and support you in response. Contact us here.
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