We are keen to highlight the good work that’s currently happening in the community. At this time, as part of social distancing measures, Central Government has asked that only those performing roles which are essential should be out and about in the community. In support of these measures, all of our staff who can work from home and still do their jobs are doing so. However, many of the services the council provides can’t be delivered from home, but are essential to the COVID-19 emergency response.
From the social workers supporting children and young people who have had difficult starts in life, to teachers and schools support staff who continue to provide schooling for essential workers, to carers looking after the elderly and frail, those with learning disabilities and other vulnerable people, to our highways maintenance team fixing potholes so local roads are kept safe for essential workers travelling to work, to bin men who collect our recycling and rubbish, to those delivering community meals and food deliveries to those who have an underlying condition which means they need to shield themselves from the virus, there are thousands of council staff who are continuing their jobs at this time.
Hidden Heroes is about celebrating their efforts and highlighting the vital jobs that our staff do. We’re posting photos of staff on the council’s Facebook and Twitter accounts so residents can show their support for the people doing essential jobs. We have also produced a poster that can be coloured in and displayed in windows. The poster can be downloaded from https://www.southglos.gov.uk/heroes-rainbow/