The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has developed Resilient Community Organisations, a toolkit for the community sector to help them measure and improve their resilience to disasters and emergencies.
The toolkit includes:
- A benchmarking system so organisations can access their current state of preparedness for disasters and emergencies and identify areas of improvement.
- Six Steps to Disaster Resilence, which provide information and resources organisations need to take action.
Disaster resilience is about 'bouncing back' from disasters and emergencies. Disaster resilient organisations can continue to provide services to people in the community despite the crisis and potect the wellbeing of staff and volunteers. In these ways, disaster resilient organisations contribute to the overall resilience of people, families and communities.