Key Resources for Services to Help Prepare for an Emergency and for Emergency Recovery

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Emergency Recovery - Resources for the Sector

Lessons Learned in Recovery Supplemental - 2019-2023
'A Perfect Storm' - Pressures on Blue Mountains essential services post-disasters, MCRN, 2023

Resilience NSW Course Catalogue, Jul 2022 - accredited and non-accredited courses available in online, classroom, and blended learning formats

Flood & Storm Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant re NSW storms & floods Nov 2021for small businesses or not-for-profit organisations that have been directly impacted by storms and floods in NSW from 9 November 2021. Blue Mountains is included in the list of LGAs identified as being impacted by this event.

Australian Bushfires Report:  Jan-Dec 2020, Australian Red Cross - .Twelve months ago, Australia was in the grip of the worst bushfire season on record.  This report is for all those who endured the fires, and all those who placed their trust in Red Cross to help them. We have striven all year to be worthy of that trust

The 2019-2020 Australian Bushfires: From Temporary Evacuation to Longer-Term Displacement, iDMC, Sep 2020

Resilience Through Disasters Report, LCSA - 2020 - In 2019 and 2020, communities and community-based organisations across New South Wales faced significant challenges, from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, to the 2019-2020 bushfire season, flooding, and drought.  Neighbourhood and community centres have been at the forefront of disaster preparedness and response. This includes members of LCSA. In August 2020, LCSA and WESTIR Limited distributed an online survey to LCSA members across NSW with the aim of recording perceptions of the roles, responses, and resilience of these organisations through times of crisis. This report analyses the survey responses and proposes several recommendations to help neighbourhood and community centres better prepare for, respond to, and bounce back from disasters in NSW.

Emerging Minds Community Trauma Toolkit, 2019 - contains resources to help and support adults and children before, during, and after a disaster or traumatic event. It will help you understand some of the impacts of disaster and how you can help lessen these impacts.

Community Recovery (Handbook 2), Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, 2018 -  this handbook aims to provide a comprehensive guide to community recovery in Australia. It is intended for use by planners, managers and those involved in working with communities to design and deliver recovery processes, services, programs and activities..

Red Cross Blue Mountains Recovery Program Evaluation, Final Report, 2016
Lessons Learned in Recovery - 2013 Blue Mountains Bushfires
Vulnerability & Resilience in the BMs - Community Connections Report, 2015
Psychosocial Model for Recovery - BM Bushfire Recovery, 2014
Capacity, Connection, Support: Blue Mountains & Bells LIne Recovery - Red Cross Resources
Tasmanian Bushfires January 2013 - Programs for Recovery
Community Development in Recovery from Disaster - Emergency Management Australia
Community Recovery from Bushfires October 2013 Blue Mountains/Lithgow LGAs - Ministry for Police & Emergency Services
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