MVA are involved in responding to emergencies through the Midlothian Community Planning Partnerships and other networks.
MVA provide advice, training, and information on Business Continuity Planning to help voluntary organisations plan for the unexpected.
It is important that all voluntary organisations and community groups are prepared for emergencies. There are a wide range of potential emergencies we all need to be aware of such as:
Some will potentially affect only the staff in an organisation; some will have the potential to effect service users, and others could effect everybody in a wide area, e.g. power outages and/or severe weather.
MVA can help you with Business Continuity Planning and with writing Risk Registers. Keep an eye on our training programme to see if we are running any relevant courses. If you are looking for support, contact MVA on 0131 663 9471.
Publications on Emergency Planning including "Getting Ready for Winter", are available from the MVA Newsletters page.
In addition, Midlothian Council coordinate Emergency Planning responses, e.g. in case of Severe Weather; Major Incidents etc – further information can be found on the Midlothian Council website.
MVA represents the voluntary sector on the "Care for People" group and sends out information by e-mail etc. We hold an "Emergency Planning" e-mail list for contacting groups in emergencies, e.g. severe weather - to sign up, please see our targeted e-mail lists
This is a Scottish Government website which contains lots of useful information on a range of emergency situations aimed at community groups, voluntary organisations, businesses and members of the public etc - http://www.readyscotland.org/