Interested in joining the
Highland Resilience Network?
Who can join?
ANY third sector organisation or group that works with
communities in Highland can register to become a
member of the Highland Resilience Network.
How do you join?
The first step is to get in touch with your local voluntary office. This information is listed in the contact section of this website. You will be asked to complete an organisational health check to evidence your competency as an organisation.
Access to annual training such as first aid, safeguarding measures, mental health first aid etc. for free.
Support and advice from public and third sector partners in your local area and across Highland.
Quality mark to share with funders as a demonstration of collaboration and competency as an organisation.
Knowledge sharing between Highland Resilience Network members to support your resilience planning for your community and organisation.
The local resilience partnerships (LRP), the Community Planning Partnership (CPP) and the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) will actively promote investment and support for HRN members and their ongoing specific responses.
There are three stages to registering as a Highland Resilience Network Member:
Stage 1: Evidencing
Your Governance Standing
This will sound more complicated than it actually is. As an organisation or third sector group you will most likely already have the necessary documents such as a governing document, safe-guarding measures, policies and procedures. The first stage of registering is simply gathering these documents and providing copies of these to your local development officer. They will be able to advise you on any other documents your organisation should have.
Stage 2: Capabilities & Voluntary Capacities
Once you have completed the first stage, your development officer will then provide you with the documents needed to complete stage 2. This secondary stage will examine and evidence your organisations skills and training. With your development officer, we will look at any training development your organisation might need through a skills analysis.
As a part of planning for resilience we will ask your group to complete a community profile activity. This is to help emergency responders from outside of your local area to quickly gain an understanding of your community and who might be at most risk. This action also helps when it comes to planning for resilience. If you are lucky, there may have already been a group from our local area registering as a member. If this is the case, your local development officer will ask you to engage with the existing profile for your community and to examine where you could contribute more information.
You will then finish this stage of registration by building an asset register for your organisation. Here you can list physical spaces or services that you can contribute to the management of an emergency in your community. This could range from physical buildings to bereavement services.
These tasks should not take too much time or energy to complete but are essential to build trust and confidence between members and public sector services.
Stage 3: Planning for Resilience
The last stage of registering as a member involves collaboratively producing a resilience plan with support from other HRN members in your local area and with our public sector partners. We will provide you with the necessary tools and templates to do this and your local development officer will assist you throughout. Although you will be developing a plan for your own organisation, you will need to take into consideration the plans that already exist in your area - how could your group contribute to build on what is already in place?
We will also provide you with a planning guide for each of the core resilience areas which have been developed collaboratively with partners from the public and third sector throughout Highland.
Once this is completed, we will add your resilience plan to this website for emergency responders to access.