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Response To Civil Emergencies, UK (2009)

On Sat, 16 July, 2016 - 17:14
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Pandemics and other civil emergencies: how faith communities might respond
In recent years there have been a number of scares involving major civil disasters, from bird flu to terrorism. Obviously we hope none of these will ever happen, but they might. 

The UK Government has issued guidance for the role it would like Faith Communities to play in such situations. The Triratna sangha is of course part of this network of communities, and is kept up to date through its membership of the NBO.

A two-page ‘Executive Summary’ for Centre Managers (‘Civil Rresilience - Summary of roles for Faith Communities’) is attached here, as well as a one-page ‘Do and Don’t’ sheet (‘Guidelines for Pandemic Outbreak’).

The full report, ‘Faith Communities in Civil Resilience’ is also included.

A government pamphlet offering specific guidance for faith communituies in the event of a pandemic (eg bird flu) is available too (‘Faith Communities and Pandemic Flu’).

The UK Govt contact for this and other related matters is:
Sandra Stanley| Faith Engagement Team| Cohesion and Faiths Division| Communities and Local Government| Zone H10, 7th Floor, Eland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5DU | 0207 944 6562

[ed. This may well be out-of-date. The latest UK Government Department to work with Faith Communities is this one: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/community-integration]

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