surge and rapid response team

SUPPORTING LOCAL AUTHORITIES

The RE:SILIENT Surge and Rapid Response Team (SRRT) is available to provide support to local authorities to manage outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Covid, assist with vaccination campaigns or to support other more general activities that require additional resources quickly.

SRRT capabilities include:

  • Pre-emptive planning. Support pre-emptive planning and preparation, at national, regional and local levels, to ensure rapid and effective outbreak response strategies.
  • Response management. Provide ‘in-house’ advanced rapid response management in a multi-agency environment, working closely to support Directors of Public Health (DsPH) and local authorities with planning, coordination and managing of key priorities. 
  • Response teams. Maintain a flexible organisation which allows teams to be mobilised and deployed across England at short notice and at pace and scale to mitigate any short-term shortages of capacity.    
  • Performance improvement and learning lessons. Support cross-departmental working in regional and local authorities to resolve issues quickly and improve performance; identify and promote best practice in dealing with the pandemic.
  • Contingent capability. Maintain a contingent capability to deliver rapid surge support, as and when required.
  • Voluntary sector coordination. Work with volunteer groups and frameworks to support LAs in mobilising volunteers in support of surge activity.

The Surge Rapid Response Teams draw on RE:SILIENT’s operational expertise in crisis response and emergency planning. The SRRT help support local authorities to plan their response and can provide teams of staff at short notice to carry out targeted door-to-door testing or support to local vaccination campaigns.

We work alongside and in close coordination with local partners and occasionally the military. Our team leaders include former military, emergency services and humanitarian responders, with a wealth of operational leadership experience and strong community engagement skills.

SRRT DEPLOYMENTS

BEDFORD

9,133 properties visited in 5 days carrying out PCR testing

BLACKBURN

14,737 properties visited over 3 weekends carrying out PCR testing

BOLTON

30,241 properties visited over 5 weekends carrying out PCR testing

BRIGHTON

6,827 engagements in support of local vaccination campaign

LAMBETH

5,055 properties visited over 3 days carrying out PCR testing

LUTON

Visited 23,180 households and carried out 2,494 public engagements over 6 weekends in support of local vaccination campaign

MIDDLESBROUGH

Delivered leaflets to 3,378 households and carried out 4,575 interactions with the public over 4 days in support of the local vaccination campaign

NEWCASTLE

3,268 properties visited in 2 days to support local vaccination campaign

SLOUGH

12,014 properties visited over 3 weekends carrying out PCR testing

SOUTH TYNESIDE

5,379 properties visited in 4 days to support the local vaccination campaign

ST HELENS

14,963 properties visited over 3 weekends carrying out surge testing with LFDs

WARRINGTON

14,780 properties visited in 5 weekends carrying out PCR testing and supporting the local vaccination campaign

TORBAY & PAIGNTON

Delivered leaflets to 14,862 households and carried out 15,149 doorstep engagements over 3 weekends in support of the local vaccination campaign

Exeter & Ilfracombe

2,353 households visited over one weekend in support of the local vaccination campaign

STOCKTON

14,252 households leafleted and 5,456 doorstep engagements carried out over 2 weekends in support of the local vaccination campaign.

FALMOUTH & TRURO

1,948 households leafleted and 872 doorstep engagements carried out over one weekend in support of the local vaccination campaign

PLYMOUTH

Leafleted 25,479 households and carried out 3,464 doorstep engagements over 2 weekends in support of the local vaccination campaign

IPSWICH

Visited 19,277 households over 4 weekends in support of the local vaccination campaign

PETERBOROUGH

Visited 5,331 households over 3 weekends in support of the local vaccination campaign.  On a second deployment 20,404 households were visited over 11 days

CAMBRIDGE

14,782 households visited and 2,472 public engagements carried out over 9 days in support of the local vaccination campaign

WISBECH

1,731 households were visited over 2 days in support of the local vaccination campaign

CAMBOURNE

5,211 households visited over 2 days in support of the local vaccination campaign

SOHAM

3,078 households visited over 2 days in support of the local vaccination campaign

THURROCK

14,500 households leafleted and 7,609 doorstep engagements carried out over 3 weekends in support of the local vaccination campaign