increased investment inpreparedness or crisesor emergency incidents inLondon to improve the abilityo individuals, volunteers,communities and organisationsto respond in their local area
equipping every London childwith basic rst aid skills throughschools and education
the survey on extreme exclusionamong asylum seekers,vulnerable migrants andreugees promised in the LondonEnriched Implementation Plan
the work o health and wellbeingboards in every London boroughto better promote integration o health and social care services,and to recognise the potentialcontribution o the voluntary andcommunity sector
best practice in employer-supported volunteeringby ensuring volunteeringopportunities or GLA sta in line with the mostpioneering workplaces.
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Building a resilient London:a call to action
We call on mayoral andGLA candidates to support:
Every day, the British Red Cross helpsindividuals and organisations to acecrisis. Across London our networko 90 sta and 3,200 volunteershelps some o the most vulnerableLondoners in times o need.We provide many vital servicesto Londoners: rom immediateassistance in a major incident andbuilding more resilient communitiesthrough rst aid education, tosupporting new arrivals to the capitaland helping people regain theircondence and independence ater astay in hospital. All our activities are guided by ourundamental principles o humanity,impartiality, neutrality, independence,voluntary service, unity anduniversality. We work closely with themayor o London, Greater London Authority (GLA), London’s emergencyservices and London boroughsto ensure we ocus our responseon people with the greatesthumanitarian need. The challenges Londonersace are complex and growing.Economic conditions and theirconsequences are putting a strainon many people and theirexpectations o decision-makers. Yet despite these tough realities thereis much to celebrate. London is agreat place to live, work and visit. And, as host o the 2012 LondonOlympic and Paralympic Games alongwith the Diamond Jubilee, the capitalwill be at the centre o the world’sattention.Beore, during and ater a crisis,the Red Cross will be there, workingwith Londoners – preparing oremergencies, helping people inimmediate need, and supportingthem through their recovery. Bybetter integrating our expertisewith key agencies and decision-makers, and partnering with statutoryorganisations, we can make London’scommunities stronger.Based on our values, principlesand experience, we call on London’sdecision-makers to act and help usbuild a more resilient London.
Sir Nicholas Young
Building a resilient London