NEW - Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.

 

RESILIENCE INFORMATION

UK Resilience

The UK Resilience Website is run as a news and information service for emergency practitioners by the Civil Contingencies Secretariat at The Cabinet Office.  The website is split into three main sections: Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response and Recovery and Emergencies.

Preparing for Emergencies

This website has information on how you can help yourself and others in emergencies. Much of this information is based on common sense advice and may seem obvious or familiar to you, but this has saved lives in the past.

Emergency Planning Society

For professionals dealing with emergency planning, crisis and disaster management. The Society offers a unique framework for promoting the interests of it's members.

Home Office Security (Counter-Terrorism)

The Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT) leads the work on counter-terrorism in the UK, working closely with the police and security services.

Number 10

The official site of the Prime Minister's Office

Met Office

The Met Office provides weather forecasts and warnings for the public.

Department of Health Emergency Planning

National Health Service contingency plans and advice on preparing for specific types of disasters and attacks.

Disaster Action

Disaster Action is a charity set up and run by survivors and bereaved from UK and overseas disasters. Founded in 1991, we provide an independent advocacy and advisory service that represents the interests of those directly affected by disaster.

Emergency Planning College

The Government's centre for running short seminars, workshops and courses on an inter–agency basis in the field of crisis management and emergency planning. Its diverse and dynamic programme attracts in excess of six thousand delegates per year from a wide range of backgrounds providing a national forum for discussion and the sharing of good practice.

LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES:

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Find out more about your local police force.

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Services deliver services to 1.6 million residents across the two counties.

Cornwall Fire Brigade

The link to the Fire Brigade provides a range of information on fire safety for school education, in the home, and business and much, much more.

South Western Ambulance Services Trust

Providing ambulance and urgent care services for the residents and transient population of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

British Transport Police

The British Transport Police is the national police force for the railways providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers.

LOCAL COUNTY, UNITARY & DISTRICT AUTHORITIES:

Devon County Council

Mid Devon District Council

Cornwall Council

North Devon Council

Plymouth City Council

South Hams District Council

Torbay Council

Teignbridge District Council

Council for the Isles of Scilly

Torridge District Council

East Devon District Council

West Devon Borough Council

Exeter City Council

 

 

HEALTH:

Public Health England

Health Protection Agency

CARE TRUSTS:

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust

OTHER AGENCIES:

Highways Agency

Managing, maintaining and improving England's motorways and trunk roads to keep traffic moving and ensure your safety.

Environment Agency

Find information on flooding, . Access data, science and reports, have your say on our consultations and read about our policy.

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

The MCA is responsible in the UK for the broadcast of Maritime Safety Information

South West Water (South West Utilities Representative)

REGIONAL INFORMATION:

Department for Communities and Local Government

Avon & Somerset Local Resilience Forum

Wiltshire & Swindon Local Resilience Forum

Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum

Dorset Local Resilience Forum

VOLUNTARY AGENCIES:

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international religious and philanthropic movement which can provide assistance to the Emergency Services and Local Authorities during a Major Incident.

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross (BRC) responds to emergencies daily, providing assistance to individuals experiencing a personal crisis.

WRVS

The WRVS is an all-purpose Emergency and Community Welfare Service organised throughout the United Kingdom.

RAYNET

RAYNET is a voluntary organisation of radio amateurs, affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain, whose members are qualified radio operators holding licenses issued by the Radio-communications Agency of the Department of Trade and Industry

St Johns Ambulance

The role of the St Johns Ambulance would primarily be in support of the Medical Services and therefore the responsibility for call out would normally rest with the Ambulance Service.