6 June 2018
The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience has published an updated handbook to build capability for those assisting communities in recovery. The revised Community Recovery Handbook is a useful resource for those who have a role in supporting communities through recovery after a disaster. The handbook explores key concepts and frameworks in recovery and provides resources for readers to work with communities to deliver effective recovery processes, services, programs and activities.
It can be used by community services and community-focused organisations to develop policies, capabilities, emergency management plans and other documents that guide practical effort and support local communities post-disaster.
The handbook aligns to the recently updated National Principles for Disaster Recovery and includes guidance on applying the principles within various demographics and throughout the various complexities in supporting a community through the recovery process.