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Resilience is the ability to thrive in a changing world and to bounce back from adversity. Resilient people and communities are more likely to enjoy health, happiness and prosperity. Devon already has strong communities, a high number of volunteers and resourceful small businesses.

Can you? We will: By working together:
Volunteer or help to run a local service? Support voluntary and community groups and make Council facilities available More services will be run locally in the way local people want
Participate in local democracy? Introduce new ways to help local people organise Communities will have greater influence and control
Plan for extreme weather events and know how to help out? Help communities develop their local emergency plans Devon will be well prepared for emergencies such as flooding
Manage your own needs wherever possible? Make information about self help and community support readily available Problems will be prevented or resolved without being dependent on public services