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Welcome to Horsell Prepared

Horsell Prepared exists to build and maintain the resilience of Horsell. We are part of Horsell Resident's Association, and are a volunteer-run organisation. Our aim is to make sure Horsell is as prepared to cope as well as possible with emergency and crisis situations that may affect our village at a community level. We aim to be active in situations from flooding or heavy snow or power cuts, to pandemics, missing children, and supply issues. How do we do it? We have a long list of volunteers who might be called upon (with no commitment required). And we have co-ordinators who train to take charge of our response efforts, if needed. We develop, and practise methods and processes to respond effectively. And we collaborate with other groups where possible.

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Become a volunteer

We have an incredible 480 volunteers on our list. And we love you all for signing up! We need a long list of volunteers who might be called upon when needed. The more people on our list, the more options we have and the more resilient our village is. To become a volunteer, simply tell us where you live, your skills, and how to contact you, and we'll call upon you to ask if you're available, if we need help. If you are busy, there is never an obligation to help.

Become a co-ordinator

Our co-ordinators are amazing people. We aim to have about 20 co-ordinators who are trained in calling out other volunteers and co-ordinating their action, handling the equipment we have, liaising with the authorities (if necessary) and leading people.

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Register a client

If you are, or if you represent, an elderly or vulnerable person in the Horsell community, you can pre-register them with Horsell Prepared. This does not qualify such people for help however it does help us recognise them as priority in case they need to call on us for help, in snowy or icy weather, or in other emergencies such as pandemic lockdowns. Registering someone as a client allows us to prioritise helping them if there is a localised problem - eg flooding or power cuts.

Join a meeting

We have regular meetings as the Committee or the Co-ordinators group. At these meetings we might plan future activities, discuss recruitment, go through our processes, practise our skills or learn new ones. We also aim to be social because knowing each other well is valuable in an emergency or incident. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings to find out what we're doing, make suggestions, and perhaps get more involved.

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