After the flood: the health and social consequences of the 2005 Carlisle flood event

Convery, Ian and Bailey, Cathy (2008) After the flood: the health and social consequences of the 2005 Carlisle flood event. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 1 (2). pp. 100-109. Full text not available from this repository.

(Contact the author)
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-318X.2008.00012.x

Abstract

In this paper we consider the health and social impacts of the flooding caused to a number of Carlisle households following the January 2005 floods and storms. In so doing we consider such impacts from a ‘lived, local experience’ perspective. We reflect on the need for both informal support and locally accessible and ongoing, post-flood information and support centres. Such centres can provide one point of contact for potentially multiple, emotional and practical problems. Crucially we suggest that these centres require both strong multipartnership and multi-agency working and highly skilled support centre personnel who have local knowledge and understanding of the affected community. In this way, postdisaster local needs may be contextualized and responded to in a way that both draws on existing local knowledge and expertise and further strengthens long-term community-based support.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Flood Risk Management
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1753-318X
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry, Conservation & Applied Science
Additional Information: Article first published online: 9 JUL 2008
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 16:34
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:10
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1973

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item