Severe weather in the community

In the community

  • In previous years severe weather left some people vulnerable. Helping each other a little can make a big difference, and planning now can save a lot of trouble later
  • if you have a neighbour who is elderly and may not be able to get out, see if you can help them by picking up shopping or clearing a path, a little help goes a long way
  • Identify family or neighbours who may need an extra helping hand in severe weather
  • Have their phone numbers to hand (if they are alone perhaps you could leave them a contact no if this is acceptable to both parties  )
  • Offer to help with grocery shopping or other essential tasks
  • Clear ice or snow from pathways
  • There are many great opportunities to help others by volunteering with an existing organisation. Contact Volunteer Scotland
  • If you are part of a community group, think about what your group can do to help others during bad weather.
  • Communities across Scotland have already made plans to cope when severe weather strikes. See how other communities have worked together to get ready for severe weather and other emergencies at Ready Scotland
  • If you want to play a part in making your community more prepared, more info on help and support available is at  Ready Scotland