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Samaritan’s Purse UKDR Ministry is connected into over 40 Local Resilience Forums in England, Scotland and Wales.

Local Resilience Forums

Local Resilience Forums (LRF’s) are multi-agency partnerships based on Police areas that plan and prepare for localised incidents and catastrophic emergencies to either prevent or mitigate the impact of any incident on the local communities. The representatives are made up from:

  • Category 1 responders - Local public services including the emergency services, local authorities, the NHS, the Environment Agency and similar key agencies.
  • Category 2 responders - Highways Agency, public utility companies and similar who have specific expertise.
  • Other Responders – Military and voluntary sectors including the Faith community, Lighthouse Churches and our UK Disaster Relief Ministry.
  • Through the Local Resilience Forum we partner with local authorities to offer a joined up response. Together with the local Church we evaluate immediate needs and the provision of help. This is even more critical given the cut-backs and reduced resource available to respond in extreme situations.