What does ‘lift and shift’ mean?

It’s crucial that through the transition phase of the service any disruption to staff and service users is kept to a minimum. The term ‘lift and shift’ supports this by ensuring the service is ready to continue as it is currently set up, but as part of Devon County Council from 1 April 2019. Wherever possible, we will not be looking to change job roles, locations, IT systems or service structures through the transition process.