February 2021

Beyond the Blue Lights: Community Response to Emergencies

Community events
Online event
Wednesday 24th February, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30

About this event

The British Red Cross and Southwark Council invite Southwark residents to learn more about emergency planning, response and recovery.

Ever wondered what actually happens during an emergency in your community? Who responds, how, and why?

Whether you have lived through an emergency yourself, work with or volunteer for a community group or organisation that may help already (or want to help) in the event of an emergency, or are just interested in understanding more about emergency planning in your community, the British Red Cross and Southwark Council would like to invite you to this online event to learn more.

You'll hear from Southwark Council's Emergency Planning Team and the British Red Cross's Emergency Response and Community Resilience teams, and we look forward to answering your questions and hearing your ideas.

These questions and ideas will shape the British Red Cross's Community Resilience Programme moving forwards.


This event is part of the British Red Cross's Community Resilience Programme, and was requested by participants in our workshops in 2020. The project aims to create community-led approaches to reduce the risk of emergencies, and better prepare, respond and recover from crisis. It aims to create a space and structure in which local communities including the faith, charity and community sector can strengthen their co-operation concerning emergencies and co-produce emergency planning and response with local authorities. More information about the programme can be found here.

Contact details

For more information please email Beth at CommunityResilienceLondon@redcross.org.uk.

The Zoom link will be sent out closer to the event.

Other events you might be interested in