The National Flood Forum is a national charity dedicated to supporting and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding. We do this by:
- Helping people to prepare for flooding in order to prevent it or mitigate its impacts
- Helping people to recover their lives once they have been flooded
- Campaigning on behalf of flood risk communities and working with government and agencies to ensure that they develop a community perspective.
It can take anything from six months to two years or more to reinstate a flooded property to a habitable state.
The heartbreak of realising what’s been lost to the flood water, coupled with the task of rebuilding can be overwhelming and stressful.
With 15 years experience of supporting flooded people, the charity offers help across a range of problems including surveys, loss adjustors, insurance claims, applying for grants, reinstating a property, as well as health and wellbeing.
Floods can have a major impact on mental health. Considering most people regard their home as a safe and secure place to return to at the end of each day, it’s not difficult to understand how seeing it destroyed in a flood can be devastating.
For more information, go to www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk