Help and support for anyone affected by the Manchester terror attack

We love Manchester

If you have been affected by the terror attack at Manchester Arena, free help and support is available:

The We Love MCR  appeal in partnership with the British Red Cross has been fund raising to support those affected by the attack and their families. http://www.welovemcrcharity.org/

 

Contact details for people living in or concerned about fire safety in high-rise buildings

FOLLOWING the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London and in direct response to the concerns of residents in similar buildings in Greater Manchester, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has set up a housing taskforce, which is being led by Salford City Mayor Councillor Paul Dennett and supported by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS). 

The taskforce includes landlords of tower blocks across the city region in both private and public ownership, as well as representatives from every local authority in Greater Manchester and other specialist officers who can offer support to ensure every high rise is safe and receives the right fire safety advice. 

Specialist officers from GMFRS have already carried out visits to identify any immediate issues which give cause for concern and have carried out a major joint inspection, alongside housing providers, in every building where the cladding has failed the Building Research Establishment tests. 

Be reassured that landlords with any building where the cladding has failed the test have put in place significant measures to minimise the risk to residents in the event of a fire. These include evacuation plans and 24-hour security patrols in the buildings. 

If you have any concerns about the safety of your building you can email highrise@manchesterfire.gov.uk check www.manchesterfire.gov.uk for more information or ring 0800 555815.

Beat the Heat: Staying Safe in Hot Weather

 

Public Health Heat leaflet

 

Although most of us welcome the summer sun, high temperatures can be harmful to your health. In one hot spell in August 2003 in England and Wales there were over 2,000 extra deaths than would normally be expected.

Public Health England along with NHS Engand have produced a guidance document on how to stay safe in hot weather, including how to keep your home cool. It tells you who is at greatest risk of ill health from the heat, how to recognise when you or someone’s health may be affected, and what to do if you or someone else becomes unwell as a result of the heat.

 More Information on enjoying the warm weather safely is available  here

 

 

ACT: Action Counters Terrorism

Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) is a national campaign by Counter Terrorism Policing urging the public to act on their instincts to help tackle the terrorist threat to the UK.  The public already contribute intelligence to around a third of the most serious terrorism investigations. This new campaign reassures communities that they shouldn’t be concerned about wasting police time or getting someone into trouble.

100RC Resilient Greater Manchester

100RC 2016

100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.  Greater Manchester was selected to the 100-city global network in May 2016, and will receive technical support and resources to develop and implement a Resilience Strategy. More information on 100RC including the Greater Manchester Agenda Setting Workshop Summary report is available here

Greater Manchester Exercise Triton II July 2016

Last years major multi-agency exercise 'Triton II' was based on a reservoir innundation exercise and had a huge scale, it also offered invaluable learning for responding partners. See the video below for more about the exercise was about.

Greater Manchester is a particpant of the UNISDR Disaster Resilience Scorecard project

U Score Project

Greater Manchester is a Role Model member of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery (UNISDR) Making My City Resilient Campaign. As part of the campaign, Greater Manchester participated in the U-SCORE project which has resulted in the production of a Disaster Resilience Scorecard to enable cities across the world to measure their resilience against the UNISDR 'Ten Essentials' checklist. More information is available here.