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Prepare for climate change

Different agencies and groups are creating strategies to respond to climate change in our area. There are ways for you to prepare for the effects of climate change as well.

Health

There is a NHS Bournemouth and Poole Heatwave Plan to help residents when there’s a heatwave. This raises awareness of the risks relating to severe hot weather. It tells individuals and organisations what to do to reduce those risks.

Cancer Research UK has lots advice on staying safe in the sun, including resources for parents and teachers. 

Water

Wessex Water has a plan for climate change that sets out a long term water resources plan.

Heating

The Bournemouth Affordable Warmth Partnership aims to get rid of fuel poverty in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area. We help agencies reach vulnerable households and provide the best possible coordinated assistance. See our LEAP page for current grants to keep you warm.

Find information and useful winter survival tips from Public Health England about how to keep your home warm and healthy.

Food

Potentially the greatest early impact of global warming will be on food supply. To prepare for food shortages and price rises, local food growing will be actively encouraged.

Floods

Check if you are at risk from flooding and sign up for free flood warnings.

Please tell us about any local flooding incidents as soon as you can.

Disaster recovery

The Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Local Resilience Forum exists to help our area recover from disaster by rebuilding, restoring and rehabilitating the community following an emergency or disaster. 

Food

The Good to Grow campaign aims to help you grow your own food and support local growers.

Buy Fairtrade to help improve social and environmental standards in developing countries.

Expert guidance

The National Health Protection Agency has information, guidance and tips for organisations, businesses and members of the public on extreme weather events and natural disasters.