Our heroes keeping essential services going have many roles. Read the stories of Derbyshire's amazing key workers here.
Staff across Derbyshire County Council have pulled together to ensure things run as smoothly as possible during the coronavirus outbreak and this might mean a complete change of role.
Our staff have been quickly adapting and reacting to the coronavirus pandemic by taking on new work and in some cases completely changing what they do on a daily basis.
A desire to do more during the coronavirus outbreak prompted social worker Chloe Broughton to offer her support to older and vulnerable people.
Our Learning Disability Partnership Board - Reps on Board team are keeping in touch thanks to an informative new newsletter.
Staff have been showing their Derbyshire Spirit and providing extra support for vulnerable and elderly residents during the coronavirus outbreak.
Ensuring that front line staff are protected is key and making sure that they have the right equipment to do their job safely is vital.
Trading standards officer Rachel is always happy to help and that has not changed despite coronavirus.
The hard working team at County Transport are making sure that key organisations have fleets of vehicles that are in top shape and road worthy.
Derbyshire County Council’s Derbyshire Discretionary Fund is well versed in helping residents in difficult times and now is no different.
In the midst of a global pandemic, one of our amazing Derbyshire paramedics is celebrating 20 years in the ambulance service.
Marie Billyeald’s role changed drastically when she was asked to head up our Community Response Team.
Our Community Response Unit has been set up to provide support and help for Derbyshire residents.
Our Community Response Unit is working hard across Derbyshire to help some of our most vulnerable residents.
People are finding new ways of working during coronavirus and Derbyshire County Council staff are no different.
Nicky Mount is just one of our staff who have swapped their usual roles for working on our Community Response Unit.
Mel Dorna usually works as a Time Swap Officer for our Public Health department.
Countryside ranger Kevin Nicholson is helping to keep our country parks and sites well-maintained for people to use for local exercise.
Chesterfield Borough Council is working hard to ensure that residents are receiving vital medications during the current coronavirus pandemic.
We might not be able to get to the library right now but our staff are working hard to ensure that book lovers continue to feel supported.
Our Amber Valley Prevention and Personalisation Teams have found plenty of new ways to support each other despite them all working remotely.
Paige, Tracey and Kay usually work as day service workers but are all currently on a redeployment at Thomas Colledge House Care Home.
Employees across Derbyshire are quickly finding new ways of staying connected with their team mates thanks to a wide range of technology.
A team have been redeployed from across the council to work in the newly-formed capacity team in adult social care’s Care Bureau.
Ray is helping staff and residents stay connected during these difficult times as our care homes are now set up with Skype.
Derbyshire care homes are now using laptops to enable Skype calls between residents and their family members.
From inspiring a love of reading to inspiring community spirit, one of our Sure Start Librarians is helping out in our Community Response Unit.
Not all of our keyworkers are as visible but that doesn’t mean that they are not playing a vital role.
All our staff are working hard to keep vital services going including at our Call Derbyshire call centre.
Stephen and the emergency planning team are in full response mode working with partners across the county.
Lynsey, and all the care home team, are working hard to keep residents happy, safe and well during these unusual times.
Amanda Clayton usually works in Democratic Services based at the Town Hall but in response to the current crisis she is now working in the crematorium.
Wendy usually works in Chesterfield Borough Council’s Health and Wellbeing team but in response to the current crisis she’s now helping support some of the town’s most vulnerable residents.
Schools across the county have been looking after the children of key workers and helping others learn at home.
Keeping spirits high and making people happy is vital, particularly when friends and family can’t visit. The team at Rowthorne Care Home in Swanwick are finding creative ways to do just that.
Thom Howe usually looks after our Rights of Way network but is now leading operations at our Community Response Unit.
The Army have been on the ground in Derbyshire supporting the coronavirus response.
Julia Ashbrook has swapped her day job for answering the calls of people who need help and advice.
In normal times James Adams is a senior project engineer. Right now he’s making sure vulnerable people can put food on the table.
Caring for others has always been at the heart of Craig Lunn’s work. It’s as important as ever right now.
Public Health teams are central to the coronavirus response. Anne Hayes is leading from the front.
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