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West Midlands Heroes - Recognising The Contribution Of Our Council Workforce

Date: 5/14/2020

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Help us say thank you to your #EverydayHeroes from Councils who are working 24/7 to keep communities safe and to thrive

 This week West Midlands Employers have launched a Regional Campaign to shine the spotlight on our Council workforce, showcasing the incredible dedication, commitment and hard work of our keyworkers.  They have launched a bespoke website, that you can view here  - www.wmheroes.co.uk  where they will profile our key workers and their roles over the coming weeks and months. The WME communications team are building relationships with media outlets locally and nationally on this campaign to make sure the 33 Councils in the West Midlands Region get the opportunity to tell their story in regular features. 

 It is appreciated that there are other national campaigns focused on raising the profile of Councils, however targeted regional campaigns tend to be more successful in connecting with people to encourage local advocacy and action. So please do get behind and support this campaign. The long-term focus, linking to their Strategic Plan, will be to transition this site into a comprehensive career site for Local Government which will help to promote Councils in the West Midlands as great employers, where people can make a real difference to the community and people’s lives.

 Each week they will be profiling the work of a selection of #EverydayHeroes in Councils who are going above and beyond to support communities.  

 This week they launch the site with the following profiles:

 

  • Claire – our social worker moving from the frontline to the phoneline
  • David – how one Council team went from chasing debt to issuing grants
  • Ross –  meeting the challenge of having days, not years, to rehouse rough sleepers in one city

 

They do appreciate that capturing these examples when we are all so stretched is a big ask. That’s why all they need you to do is to log on to the site https://wmheroes.co.uk/ and provide the name of the person, the role they do and West Midlands will do the rest.  

 

It’s another way of recognising and thanking our staff for the incredible work they are undertaking at the moment.  I’m sure you’ll agree.