More than 600 sign up for skills bank
At the beginning of the pandemic, Norfolk County Council developed a ‘skills bank’ to enable the effective redeployment of staff to critical support roles across the organisation.
Over 600 of our staff signed up and are assisting with a wide variety of tasks, from delivering food and medicine through to supporting our frontline social care teams.
Food and personal protective equipment (PPE) to support vulnerable people are being delivered from a council-run distribution centre staffed by redeployed Norfolk County Council workers, on behalf of the Norfolk Resilience Forum.
To support people during the coronavirus pandemic, supplies arriving at the base are sorted and delivered to district councils, who then deliver them to vulnerable people on the shielded list if they haven’t received their doorstep delivery, or if they have specific dietary requirements. The base is also being used to distribute PPE to hundreds of health and social care organisations across Norfolk.