Suncorp brings resilience education to the regions
Suncorp Group is collaborating with our State Emergency Service (SES) partners to help regional communities stay safe and prepare for extreme weather – including the smallest members of our community.
You’re never too old, or too young, to learn about the importance of preparing for an extreme weather event. Which is one of the reasons Suncorp Group has launched a new Stay Safe Activity Book for children, aimed at educating the next generation and getting families talking about what could be done around the home to make it stronger, safer and ultimately more resilient.
The book was launched at the Albury Show last month, where Suncorp Group customer support team members handed out copies to families and spoke to them about preparedness and the importance of home maintenance.
Suncorp Executive General Manager Home Claims Customers, Alli Smith
By showing up and meeting communities where they are, we’re proactively engaging on the issues surrounding home insurance and fostering a culture of preparedness.
Suncorp EGM Home Claims Customers Alli Smith said the Stay Safe Activity Book is designed to educate children on the basics of emergency preparation, but that it also holds valuable information “for the grown-ups,” to bring the message on preparedness and prevention into the home.
"By showing up and meeting communities where they are, we’re proactively engaging on the issues surrounding home insurance and fostering a culture of preparedness," Ms Smith said.
“We’re also contributing to the overall wellbeing and resilience of Australian communities.
“The response from the communities visited so far has been overwhelmingly positive, with many personally expressing their gratitude for the partnerships and the passion our people have for education.”
Glenda Edwards, Suncorp Customer & Community Advisor
People would see our uniforms and ask why we were there; we would tell them our story, and they thought it was great!
The Albury Show was part of a series of community engagement activities that Suncorp Group has been conducting in collaboration with its SES community partners in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. The longer-term view is to continue visiting towns that are prone to severe weather events and keep raising critical awareness.
Glenda Edwards, Suncorp Customer & Community Advisor, said: "Our experience in Albury was really special and the local SES units were so welcoming as we joined them in their community. Collaboration at its best.
“People would see our uniforms and ask why we were there; we would tell them our story, and they thought it was great!"
Suncorp Group has long advocated for governments, communities and insurers to work together to build a more resilient Australia.