The Communities Prepared Team (Hannah Baker, Paul Robertson and Imogen Smith)

Communities Prepared

The Communities Prepared team has extensive experience in delivering community engagement projects. Programme Manager, Hannah Baker, has ten years’ experience working in the field of sustainability and environmental policy, successfully delivering a range of high profile programmes covering energy, water, waste, transport and green spaces. Senior Project Officer, Paul Robertson, heads up community training and development for the programme, bringing with him his experience as founder and Senior Coordinator of his local multi-role Community Emergency Volunteer group and his professional background in landscape architecture. As Senior Project Officer for marketing and fundraising, Imogen Smith manages the programme’s communications strategy and delivery, while also working with communities to identify fundraising opportunities to support their longer term sustainability. Imogen is an experienced marketer and project manager, having worked for both large and small organisations across the charity, publishing and education sectors

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Empowering and mobilising volunteers to champion community resilience to flooding

The session will provide an introduction to the Communities Prepared programme, outlining our support to communities to improve their resilience to and recovery from flooding. We will share an overview of our work with local partners, with whom we provide training and support to volunteer flood groups, assisting them in becoming a sustainable resource to communities at risk. The session will include a case-study of our community development activities in Bedfordshire.