Earlier this week, the NHS saw over 405,000 volunteers register from across the UK in just 24 hours. These volunteers will be asked to deliver food and medicines, drive patients to appointments and phone the isolated. Today, the government has raised its target to 750,000 for the Good Sam Initiative.
As the property industry, there are a few other initiatives that have begun and if you or indeed your companies are seeking ways to lend a hand, we’ve highlighted some opportunities below:
Do Some Good Do Some Good is consolidating the efforts of our industry into a centralised resource that can efficiently support the NHS and other at-risk groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a collective effort, Do Some Good is working on offers for space, medical supplies, community support and other donations that their task force will help redistribute by working closely with the NHS and other groups.
Please visit the link below to learn more about how you can offer specific help and assistance.
Help support NHS workers CBRE is assisting the NHS by facilitating engagement with clients and contacts in the real estate market across the UK, to satisfy their immediate need for additional premises and parking facilities. We are seeking to identify suitable properties within close proximity to an NHS or Private Hospital which could be occupied by the NHS for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. The greatest needs at the current time are car parking to enable NHS staff to access hospitals quickly, overnight beds for staff and storage facilities within a 15 minute walk of an NHS hospital.
To find out more, follow the above link to the Do Some Good website and go to ‘Space’.
Parking for healthcare campaign Parking has become difficult as staff need to travel by car due to a reduction in public transport services. And the last thing NHS staff need after an extended shift is extended parking charges.
Just Park has launched the Parking for Healthcare campaign to ensure that healthcare workers and patients can easily find parking around hospitals for free.
Globechain Globechain is currently calling on all NHS workers who require PPE equipment and companies who can supply PPE to contact them and donate these items for free by listing them on Globechain.com. In this time of need, the Globechain marketplace can help facilitate the donations from lots of people globally to support the medical staff (NHS) and charities.
It’s safe, all the PPE in one place to view, it’s virtual and social distancing compliant!