STAND NUMBER: F314
National Flood Forum
The National Flood Forum exists to help, support and represent individuals and communities at risk of flooding.
We understand the impact a flood can have on lives and livelihoods. We care about putting people first to ensure they are aware of their flood risk, in control of their own lives and able to recover if flooding should occur.
We`ve been supporting flood-hit communities across the country for the past 14 years. Our values are rooted in respect, empathy and independence. Our vision is that:
Communities and individuals feel supported, informed and empowered to reduce their flood risk. The National Flood Forum stands out as the dedicated national body championing the voice of flood-risk communities.
As an independent charity we take the time to listen to the challenges individuals and communities face. We provide practical help and emotional support, professional advice and expertise, as well as being impartial yet influential champions of the challenges faced by people at risk of flooding.
We are dedicated to:
- Helping people to prepare for flooding
- Helping people who have been flooded to recover
- Supporting and empowering those at flood-risk to be part of the solution through community action
- Representing people so that decision-makers take account of local knowledge, common concerns and grassroots expertise.
- Working to put flooding issues at the centre of policy making
- Providing training and consultancy services to professionals to help them develop a community perspective.
- Remaining independent so that we can provide honest, unbiased advice via our helpline, website and the Blue Pages.
We do this by:
- Helping people to recover after they have been flooded
- Supporting and listening to communities so they feel empowered to manage their flood risk
- Representing people at risk of flooding to ensure the authorities and government develop a community perspective.