Australian Red Cross is partnering with communities to run RediCommunities, a series of community-led workshops aimed at strengthening community resilience and preparing for disasters.
Red Cross provides support, facilitates workshops, and links community members with specialist services, guidance and other communities undertaking similar work. We recognise that every community is unique and therefore best placed to develop meaningful solutions for strengthening their resilience locally.
RediCommunities workshops take participants through a process, beginning with creating shared understandings of resilience, disasters, and their impacts. Using a strengths-based approach, we facilitate community-led conversations, interactive activities, and utilise our RediCommunities Resilience Assessment Tool. We then assist communities to identify community strengths that can be leveraged and identify any gaps to be addressed. Finally, we support community members to collectively decide on priorities, brainstorm potential solutions, and develop a local resilience action plan.
RediCommunities creates opportunities for community members to connect and work together to develop locally appropriate, community-led activities to strengthen their resilience. Workshops are adaptable depending on the context of your community, and can include:
RediCommunities workshops are part of our overall approach to strengthening community resilience through our Disaster Resilience Program. Every community is different. Therefore, our approach is flexible and responsive to community needs and priorities as these emerge.
To enquire about booking a workshop, find out more, or become a volunteer with the disaster resilience program, please complete the form below.
If you are interested in booking a workshop, a member of our disaster resilience team will be in touch to discuss.