County Council boss thanks staff working this Christmas

Photo caption: (L-R) James Smith, Trevor Sutton, Shaun Hodson, Sean Brett, David Pocknell and Ryan Gormley.
(L-R) James Smith, Trevor Sutton, Shaun Hodson, Sean Brett, David Pocknell and Ryan Gormley.
Published Monday, 23rd December 2019

Nobody really wants to work at Christmas but many council staff will give up valuable time with their families to keep doing the day job.

The chief executive of Worcestershire County Council has recognised their efforts and thanked staff who will be working or ready to be called out at a moment’s notice.

In Worcestershire, hundreds of social workers and social care staff will continue to make their calls and ensure those who are vulnerable continue to get the care and support they need. 

Social work teams, plus safeguarding, mental health, young adults and learning disability urgent care, not to mention the back-office staff will all be available to offer urgent help and assistance to those who need it over the Christmas period.

If you are getting out and about on the roads, over 30 Highways staff will be still working, deal with issues on the roads, monitoring the road conditions, or on standby this Christmas and New Year period ready to head out in all weathers when needed.

Chief Executive of Worcestershire County Council, Paul Robinson said: “I am immensely proud of our staff who keep working during the Christmas and New Year period.

“While we are opening presents and tucking into our turkey, hundreds of council staff will be continuing to do the day job. Many of our essential services will stay open such as care services, winter gritting and children’s services. On behalf of all my colleagues delivering services across the county, I’d like to wish all our residents and staff a happy Christmas.”

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If you need urgent support from a social worker call 01905 768053.