Lady Dannatt asks for Norfolk help from all faith groups
The Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, Lady Dannatt, has written to all faith groups in the county to ask for their help in tackling the effects of the current coronavirus crisis. Keith Morris reports.
Lady Dannatt has praised the long-standing role of faith groups in the community and has particularly asked for their help in regards to end-of-life care and mental health issues.
A multi-faith resilience plan for Norfolk is being drawn up, with Aylsham Anglican priest, Rev David Hagan-Palmer, who has previous experience in resilience, acting as its conduit.
Lady Dannatt wrote: “During the current crisis, staff at Norfolk’s local authorities are working in various ways across all services to support the community.
“Faith groups are at the centre of our communities and I write to ask for your help. One area that we will need to work together on is the issue of each faith’s requirement when it comes to end of life care, strict requirements for immediate burial in some cases as well as potentially managing a higher than usual number of deaths. There is equal concern about the effect of the crisis on mental health and those who may be feeling isolated and anxious.
“I would take this opportunity to thank you all for the crucial role you play in your communities and now, more than ever in supporting them through this crisis. Our local authorities are doing a truly fantastic job, but your support remains critical in these unprecedented times,” wrote Lady Dannatt.
Rev David Hagan-Palmer will be contacting faith groups in due course and if you have any questions or queries, please contact him either via his email, email@example.com or his Norfolk County Council support team at MPCG@norfolk.gov.uk
Pictured above is Lady Dannatt. Picture by Julia Holland.