Know​ledge

  • Check local council websites for information about recovering from events. These websites may provide locally-relevant and specific information.

  • After major emergencies, this website's 'After an Emergency' section also provides useful information, letting people know when they can return home, explaining what they should do when they get there and giving details of any available financial help and recovery centres.

  • Keep an eye out for public meetings in disaster-impacted areas, and encourage your clients to go along if they can.

  • Suggest that your clients use local newspapers, newsletters, websites and word of mouth to stay informed about available recovery services and help.

T​​​ip: public notices

After homes and buildings were badly damaged in a hailstorm, a local community centre put up public notices inviting people to pop in for a coffee and use the centre's facilities, including showers and meeting spaces.