In December 2023, the Government released a new resilience framework, which outlined new guidance on how to develop stronger responses to the increasing number of risks that the UK may face in the coming years. It comes in response to the impact of COVID-19, the changing international sphere and the increasing effects of climate change on UK weather – to name a few. However, as the challenges grow, there’s also been rapid development and partnership working in many fields to helped to combat them. It is therefore imperative that all sectors come together and work collaboratively to improve emergency preparedness and responses to the scenarios moving forward.

  • The National Risk Register highlights the potential for 89 crises that could affect the UK
  • Mind found in 2021 that since the coronavirus pandemic, the mental health of emergency responders has dramatically worsened
  • There are 38 Local Resilience Forums in England alone, with over 40 across the UK

Join us at the Local Resilience and Emergency Response Conference 2024 to hear the latest updates and national guidelines on developing your local response to emergencies. Learn from best practice case studies covering innovative ways to improve your emergency preparedness and ensure your crisis response is coordinated and holistic. Topics will include strengthening Local Resilience Forums in line with the new national guidance, digital solutions to improve your preparedness and emergency response protocols and building community resilience and engagement. There will also be the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss the major challenges and the solutions you have found most effective when working on disaster management and responses

Why Attend:

  • High-level keynotes on the latest initiatives to improve and coordinate emergency planning at a local level
  • Case studies showcasing best practice multi-agency and community-facing approaches to improve emergency preparedness and planning capacity
  • A wide range of topics covering innovative digital tools and mental health support for frontline responders
  • Networking opportunities with senior colleagues from across the sector

8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Local Authorities, Voluntary, and Education and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Lee Miles, Professor of Crisis and Disaster Management, Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Government Update: Building National Resilience through Collaboration and Integration

    • Key Government updates: insights into implementing the Governments Resilience Framework
    • Encouraging a ‘whole of society’ approach: advice on engaging individuals, businesses and organisations
    • Harnessing data and emerging technology for enhanced preparedness against future challenges
    • Facilitating successful information sharing across all sectors to empower every group involved in national resilience
    • Strategies to prepare for any new extreme weather events and other developing challenges

    Paul Phipps-Williams, Head of Regional Resilience: Stronger LRF Delivery, DLUHC (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Empowering Communities: A Guide to Local Emergency Response Planning and Coordination

    • Identifying and working with vulnerable residents and communities to tailor emergency plans to their specific needs
    • Techniques for collaborating with ‘blue light’ services to deliver a well-coordinated multi-agency response and ensure multi-agency support
    • Maintaining comprehensive plans that have been developed and tested to address various scenarios based off localised risks
    • Leveraging pre-existing schemes, such as the Bellwin Scheme, to improve financial management efficiency during emergencies

    Cllr Heather Kidd, Chair, LGA Safer and Stronger Communities Board (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Harnessing Technological Developments to Improve Disaster Management and Resilience

    • Understanding the multiple objectives of implementing a Digital Twin and sharing tools for aligning with civic needs such as disaster management and urban planning
    • Exploring the broad applications of the Digital Twin, including attracting investment, fostering engagement and serving as an educational resource
    • Ensuring the Digital Twin is open source and driving collaboration and use across councils
    • Facilitating data-driven decision making and planning by simulating various what-if scenarios

    Colin Roland, the Director of Community Services, Isle of Wight Council (invited)

  • Case Study: Improving and Streamlining Emergency Preparedness Through Strategic Collaboration

    • Holding regular meetings to promote information sharing, facilitate discussions and enhance the effective tracking of cases
    • Conducting thorough information gathering on high-risk buildings to enable more targeted enforcement efforts
    • Implementing a collaborative joint enforcement process to address issues and achieve successful outcome
    • Managing workforce: improving reporting quality by assigning initial information gathering and basic risk assessments to dedicated staff

    Iain Clark, Principal Environmental Health Officer, London Borough of Camden (invited)

  • Case Study: Developing a Robust Resilience Strategy to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness and Management

    • Integrating cutting-edge technology with city data to incorporate disaster risk and resilience into urban planning
    • Practical measures to build community capabilities to manage emergencies and fostering community involvement in response and recovery efforts
    • Developing and implementing cross-agency training programs and exercises to enhance responders’ awareness and skills
    • Providing the public with key information and guidance and promoting community resilience to boost local emergency preparedness
    • Allocating clear roles and responsibilities within a resilience strategy so actions do not fall through gaps

    Jill Holden, Greater Manchester Flood and Water Management Programme Manager, Association of Greater Manchester (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch 

  • Keynote: Strategies for Comprehensive and Holistic Disaster Response and Sustained Recovery

    • Actively engaging with affected communities: guidance on offering practical and emotional support
    • Working in partnership closely with local authorities and partners for efficient response coordination and support
    • Providing ongoing support beyond the immediate response: contributing to post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation efforts
    • Producing strong organisational leadership and clear delegations of responsibility to prevent overlap and inefficiencies

    Carney Bonner, Resilience Lead, British Red Cross (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Emergency Responders Before and After Incidents

    • Establishing a staff culture that prioritises the mental health and well-being of frontline workers: securing buy-in and making active change
    • Providing group self-management programs aimed at empowering participants, fostering a sense of control and building resilience
    • Offering leadership recommendations for supporting frontline workers, both before and after traumatic scenarios
    • Signposting frontline staff towards accessible resources to improve their health and well-being

    Dr Jill Tolfrey, Chief Executive, Fire Fighters Charity (invited)

  • Questions and Answers


  • Breakout Networking: Aid and Assistance for Vulnerable Communities in Times of Disaster

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in supporting hard to reach and vulnerable communities, allowing you to share your experiences and encourage cross-sector collaboration to find the best solutions.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Alleviating Pressure on NHS Staff and Emergency Services Through Voluntary Sector Partnerships

    • Providing non-clinical support to help relieve the workload of healthcare professionals during intense periods: key insights
    • Supporting medical supply chains through offering logistical assistance to improve overall efficiency
    • Developing online platforms to effectively match volunteers skills with specific healthcare needs, to ensuring targeted support
    • Employing software tools to allow communication and coordination between HS, emergency services, and voluntary sector partners
    • Key tips on establishing user-friendly platforms and programmes to recognise and incentivise volunteers

    Luke Cox, UK Operations Manager, RE:ACT (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Developing a Holistic Approach to Community Safety and Emergency Preparedness

    Richard Hood, Senior Project Officer, Communities Prepared (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be professionals involved in local emergency planning.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

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