From the widespread floods of 2014 and the M40 Valentine’s Day multi-vehicle crash in 2015 to responding to the recent acts of terror in London and Manchester, Thames Valley public sector organisations are well prepared for and experienced in responding to major incidents and emergencies. But not all emergencies make the headlines. Every day, we are affected by a variety of disruptions such as power cuts, flu and bad weather.
From 1 February 2018 for 30 days, the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum – a multi-agency public services partnership who plan, prepare for and respond to emergencies – will be coming together to provide daily information on key risks to be aware of in our area, and advice and guidance on preparing yourself, your home and your business whatever the emergency.
The initiative will run across Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #30Days30WaysUK and will involve public sector organisations from across the Thames Valley, including Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services, South Central Ambulance Service, NHS England and district, city and county councils.
In week one, advice will focus on travel and road safety and week two will tackle health advice including how to access NHS services. In the third week, advice will be centred on emergencies in the home, with the final week providing personal safety and security guidance.
Follow the social media campaign from 1 February using #30Days30WaysUK