Great Yarmouth has 13 neighbourhoods in the bottom 10% nationally for overall deprivations, spread across a total of 7 urban wards and including income deprivation rates between 25 and 49%. Typically, households and communities in these areas have low levels of resilience, making them especially vulnerable to the impacts of changing social, economic and environmental factors. Most recently, there has been a sharp rise in the need for crisis support and intervention services. Communities will need support to mobilise to address issues at source, making use of their networks and potential to exchange skills. These have been demonstrated by successful pilot projects including Family Connectors, Community Advocates, and the community development work funded by the Big Lottery.