Local Authorities

Local Authorities

We are part owned by Local Authorities and with current and previous, senior managers with direct experience of resilience on our staff and board, we understand local authorities. We take the best parts of all sectors, providing outstanding short and long term support, across the resilience agenda for local authorities.

How Can We Help?


How do you square shrinking resources, increased service need, increasingly specialist requirements and maintain a strong emergency response function? We have solved this problem through our partnership models. We offer a range of hour combinations, from 1 day a week equivalent to a full time member of staff, or a small team! With any option, you also get the support of the entire team when you need it the most.

Emergency Planning

We have significant experience in emergency planning for local authorities of all kinds. We can assist with plan development and embedding, reviews and plan challenging and audit.

We work to make sure you get maximum efficiency and value from the planning process itself and that arrangements hold up to reality, not just on paper.

Business continuity

We know from experience that major business disruptions happen. Having business continuity plans in place is a statutory duty, but making them effective in practice is where the real challenge, and benefit lies.

Our experienced, accredited team can support in all elements of the Business Continuity Cycle or deliver it in its entirety. We draw on best practice from across all sectors to make sure our services are unparalleled.

Counter Terrorism & PREVENT

Counter Terrorism and the Local Authorities role in helping to tackle it has come into stark focus over the last five years. Councils must ensure they have robust PREVENT strategies in place with demonstrable training for staff.

Applied Resilience has an intimate knowledge of PREVENT, providing strategy development, training and Channel Panel support for Local Authorities.

We also support with other Counter Terrorism elements, including site security and emergency response plans.

Training & Exercising

Training and exercising should be fun, varied, regular and effective. We can support with or deliver training and exercising for all levels of your authority, including Elected Members. Our training and exercising is always multi channel, interactive, targeted and with continued outstanding feedback, enjoyable.

We work to make sure training and exercising is realistic and holistic and where possible combine both training and exercising together for maximum benefit.

Security & Lockdown

Council buildings have their own risk profile. We have seen attacks on council staff and offices in the past and sadly, the likelihood is we will again.

We have assisted numerous councils in reviewing and increasing their security procedures, from front of house hardening to emergency response procedures, we draw on expertise from across all sectors, including the Police and Armed Forces to give pragmatic, effective advice.

Strategic Advice

Resilience is a strategic risk to any council and strong leaders know the importance of their role in ensuring their authority can respond to any emergency.

In addition, with many authorities investing in significant commercial activity, it is important you don't lose sight of an increasing risk profile.

With broad and deep knowledge across the resilience agenda, we can provide confidential advice and support to strategic leads on risk and opportunities around resilience.

Health Checks

It is hard to demonstrate progress and provide assurance where We offer a partial or full Resilience 'Health Check' providing a detailed, confidential assessment of your organisations compliance, general readiness and opportunities in resilience, including Emergency Planning, Business Continuity, PREVENT, Corporate Risk and Security (physical and information).

"We are delighted with the services provided by Applied Resilience"

Tim Pashen, Surrey Heath Borough Council

"The helpful guides that Applied Resilience have produced are very user friendly. We have been really impressed with the positive and practical approach."

Jukia Wood, St George's School

"I hope that we will never have put this into practise but if we did, I feel reassured that the Senior Leadership team and other staff members would be confident in implementing the correct actions. Thank you Applied Resilience"

Samantha Sawyer, Staines Prepatory School

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