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Free hotel accommodation for NHS staff in need
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Free hotel accommodation for NHS staff in need

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Posted 27th Mar
A new national system for providing NHS workers in need with free hotel accommodation has been created. This system enables NHS staff who need alternative accommodation to live in whilst there family members are self-isolating to be reimbursed.

Eligible NHS workers include:
1. NHS staff whose family members are self-isolating preventing them from returning home
2. NHS staff who require emergency accommodation due to urgent response or mitigating factors
3. Locum GPs/GPs and Community



Interest Company staff who are being contracted to provide clinical services for COVID-19.

Full details available via pdf or contact Corporate Travel Management. Costs can be reimbursed up to £100 for outside of London and £150 within London.
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Good work OP, nice to see all the support for our men and women in the NHS
Adorablemunchkin27/03/2020 20:19

No but they are on the streets and vulnerable.


So true. Many people assume that people on the street are junkies or alcoholics but has anyone ever stopped to consider they may have left home because they were being abused by being beaten or molested? I often buy food and hot drinks for homeless people rather than give cash as at least I know I have tried to give them something hot to eat and drink. Off topic but in New York there are people that go around giving a hot baked potato in a fresh sock to the homeless. This means that at least they get something hot at night and a change of sock every couple of days. Such a simple idea but so effective. I would have no problem paying an extra 1% in tax for a similar idea in the UK and I am by no stretch of the imagination well off. If anything it is the opposite. No one deserves not to have a roof over their head and a safe place to sleep although there are exceptions I admit.
Will it apply to keyworkers too, im supporting vulnerable adults we are currently on our backbone and im trying to carry on but need to stay away from my family
Rambolicks27/03/2020 19:59

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Please bear in mind that iirc, 6% of UK homeless are ex-service (Military). They may not be stopping thousands of people dying now but they may have in the past. This is not an inflammatory comment, I am only offering my own personal opinion. I genuinely hope we all survive this. Stay safe and stay well.
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Good work OP, nice to see all the support for our men and women in the NHS
Which hotels?
My trust has been doing this as standard for all staff working on Corona wards.
I’ve heard this does not apply to Wales??!!
My manager told me it needs to go through our own HR? The person on the phone just said it was nationally funded? Anyone know any more details?
Will it apply to keyworkers too, im supporting vulnerable adults we are currently on our backbone and im trying to carry on but need to stay away from my family
What about the homeless? i thought they were having the hotels. 0-0
GaryPoxton-9d101.9174227/03/2020 19:56

Will it apply to keyworkers too, im supporting vulnerable adults we are …Will it apply to keyworkers too, im supporting vulnerable adults we are currently on our backbone and im trying to carry on but need to stay away from my family


If you're not NHS then per the deal description, no
Adorablemunchkin27/03/2020 19:57

What about the homeless? i thought they were having the hotels. 0-0


They're stopping at your place.
Rambolicks27/03/2020 19:59

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Please bear in mind that iirc, 6% of UK homeless are ex-service (Military). They may not be stopping thousands of people dying now but they may have in the past. This is not an inflammatory comment, I am only offering my own personal opinion. I genuinely hope we all survive this. Stay safe and stay well.
Rambolicks27/03/2020 19:59

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No but they are on the streets and vulnerable.
Well done OP but can anyone tell me why this has not gone stratospheric on the heat scale please? Have some heat!
Adorablemunchkin27/03/2020 20:19

No but they are on the streets and vulnerable.


So true. Many people assume that people on the street are junkies or alcoholics but has anyone ever stopped to consider they may have left home because they were being abused by being beaten or molested? I often buy food and hot drinks for homeless people rather than give cash as at least I know I have tried to give them something hot to eat and drink. Off topic but in New York there are people that go around giving a hot baked potato in a fresh sock to the homeless. This means that at least they get something hot at night and a change of sock every couple of days. Such a simple idea but so effective. I would have no problem paying an extra 1% in tax for a similar idea in the UK and I am by no stretch of the imagination well off. If anything it is the opposite. No one deserves not to have a roof over their head and a safe place to sleep although there are exceptions I admit.
Well done Roman Abramovich for throwing open the Stamford Bridge Millennium Hotel for free
🔥
All the Travelodges and Premier Inns are closed (actually, a very small.amount are open)... As a Keyworker, but Non NHS I hope they find some space for us too, but obviously the NHS has priority.
Perfect for playing doctors and nurses
DonkeyKonk27/03/2020 20:36

All the Travelodges and Premier Inns are closed (actually, a very …All the Travelodges and Premier Inns are closed (actually, a very small.amount are open)... As a Keyworker, but Non NHS I hope they find some space for us too, but obviously the NHS has priority.


Thank you for your service in these incredibly difficult times. As a disabled military veteran I rely very heavily on outside support and food deliveries (although this may not be what you do). I wish you the very best and hope you stay safe and well!
Thank You, and all the very best to you to Sir
What's wrong with people everyone needs help no need to demonize other people in different groups can't believe where still doing this now thanks for awareness op
Edited by: "RedRain" 27th Mar
savemethemoney27/03/2020 20:20

Please bear in mind that iirc, 6% of UK homeless are ex-service …Please bear in mind that iirc, 6% of UK homeless are ex-service (Military). They may not be stopping thousands of people dying now but they may have in the past. This is not an inflammatory comment, I am only offering my own personal opinion. I genuinely hope we all survive this. Stay safe and stay well.


That's fine. Everyone wants help for the homeless, but to introduce a massive risk to the whole hotel with people who are unlikely to follow sanitation guidelines so they get a roof above their head for the night is just ludicrous. With the risk of infecting the very people trying to treat the sick, as much as your intentions are good, it's just not viable right now.
Its not right to not only put the NHS staff at risk; but also have them return home to their loved ones and put them at risk as well. Finally somehting is being done.
Breadbin_sab27/03/2020 19:50

My manager told me it needs to go through our own HR? The person on the …My manager told me it needs to go through our own HR? The person on the phone just said it was nationally funded? Anyone know any more details?


From a Trust HR person, you will need to speak to your own HR department as they should have a list of Hotels/places that they will be preferably using and working with
Heated for the service to the NHS.

If only the government were as concerned about the needs of our healthcare professionals.
savemethemoney27/03/2020 20:29

So true. Many people assume that people on the street are junkies or …So true. Many people assume that people on the street are junkies or alcoholics but has anyone ever stopped to consider they may have left home because they were being abused by being beaten or molested? I often buy food and hot drinks for homeless people rather than give cash as at least I know I have tried to give them something hot to eat and drink. Off topic but in New York there are people that go around giving a hot baked potato in a fresh sock to the homeless. This means that at least they get something hot at night and a change of sock every couple of days. Such a simple idea but so effective. I would have no problem paying an extra 1% in tax for a similar idea in the UK and I am by no stretch of the imagination well off. If anything it is the opposite. No one deserves not to have a roof over their head and a safe place to sleep although there are exceptions I admit.


Perhaps that 1% or extra 1p in the pound that everybody alludes to giving would be better spent by a responsible government.

i for one will not wish to give that extra % in any circumstance when this govt is so proud of food banks, rising poverty and increased hospital waiting times while giving tax breaks to the rich and greedy corporations.

it is funny they seem to find the money now but will increase taxes going forward yet when bailing out banks they were quick to buy them at an extortionate price and sell them off on the cheap.

this isn’t a pop at the idea of the 1% going towards the poor, needy, homeless or key workers pay increase but the fact govt likes to wasting money and continually tells us they have no money and needs to balance the book - more like balancing the inequality.
If you are self isolating, download a copy of The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists .
It's on project Gutenberg for free.

It was written a long time ago, but you find that things never changed.
Adorablemunchkin27/03/2020 19:57

What about the homeless? i thought they were having the hotels. 0-0


Some homeless are from Europe(east) and they are part of organised crime, they collect cash in street from you and then gives all that cash to boss .and they are not homeless in fact..but they have to pretend to get cash..
Edited by: "リチャード-グドコフ" 28th Mar
savemethemoney27/03/2020 20:29

So true. Many people assume that people on the street are junkies or …So true. Many people assume that people on the street are junkies or alcoholics but has anyone ever stopped to consider they may have left home because they were being abused by being beaten or molested? I often buy food and hot drinks for homeless people rather than give cash as at least I know I have tried to give them something hot to eat and drink. Off topic but in New York there are people that go around giving a hot baked potato in a fresh sock to the homeless. This means that at least they get something hot at night and a change of sock every couple of days. Such a simple idea but so effective. I would have no problem paying an extra 1% in tax for a similar idea in the UK and I am by no stretch of the imagination well off. If anything it is the opposite. No one deserves not to have a roof over their head and a safe place to sleep although there are exceptions I admit.



I fail to understand if in this country, a person could be homeless and or hungry. Is it not that you could always ask for benefit which is enough (not be hungry) if to be used for a good cause ?? Similarly with accomodation, is it not your entitlement to ask it from the government ?? You might be accomodated in a hostel / shared accomodation but it is better than living on the street.

I wonder, are they many of these homeless do not know their entitlement or there is simply other answer to that ???
Edited by: "pantaiema" 28th Mar
ansonuk127/03/2020 20:32

Well done Roman Abramovich for throwing open the Stamford Bridge …Well done Roman Abramovich for throwing open the Stamford Bridge Millennium Hotel for free


Just seen that. Kudos, Roman, kudos...
Catbert_from_HR28/03/2020 08:14

Just seen that. Kudos, Roman, kudos...


And Roman is still being refused a visa to enter the UK
I am an NHS worker, I feel like the NHS has had a huge amount of support, and honestly it is so heartwarming. In the job we do, we have been slammed by the press, by members of the public, understaffed and underfunded. So, in a time like this, when we see just how much support we have, it really is uplifting. I do agree, all services working right now should have support and acknowledgement also for what everyone is doing at the moment.
However, we are caring for suspected, positive covid 19 patients, amongst everyone else who needs the NHS care, still lacking in PPE in some places.
We are petrified, that we will bring this back to our families.
Something as simple as this, (as heartbreaking as it is, to think about leaving family homes) is just such a lovely gesture!
Yes anyone who is currently homeless, also needs protecting, hopefully the goverment do something for this.
Stay safe and stay home if you can everyone!
C017325028/03/2020 08:42

I am an NHS worker, I feel like the NHS has had a huge amount of support, …I am an NHS worker, I feel like the NHS has had a huge amount of support, and honestly it is so heartwarming. In the job we do, we have been slammed by the press, by members of the public, understaffed and underfunded. So, in a time like this, when we see just how much support we have, it really is uplifting. I do agree, all services working right now should have support and acknowledgement also for what everyone is doing at the moment.However, we are caring for suspected, positive covid 19 patients, amongst everyone else who needs the NHS care, still lacking in PPE in some places. We are petrified, that we will bring this back to our families. Something as simple as this, (as heartbreaking as it is, to think about leaving family homes) is just such a lovely gesture! Yes anyone who is currently homeless, also needs protecting, hopefully the goverment do something for this. Stay safe and stay home if you can everyone!


My wife is a NHS nurse on a rehab ward for elderly. She came home at 8am this morning saying they have one confimed Covid in a side room and another suspected awaiting test results. Another who has been there for a couple of days has had negative results. She's coming home straight in the shower and uniform in the wash as the showers on next door mothballed ward aren't functioning - this ward is supposedly being brought back into use. Worrying times
Edited by: "ansonuk1" 28th Mar
ansonuk127/03/2020 20:32

Well done Roman Abramovich for throwing open the Stamford Bridge …Well done Roman Abramovich for throwing open the Stamford Bridge Millennium Hotel for free


Unfortunately hospital accommodation departments are letting us down with booking it. I applied 2 weeks back. From Monday I'll be sleeping in my car in the hospital car park.
id0ru28/03/2020 09:36

Unfortunately hospital accommodation departments are letting us down with …Unfortunately hospital accommodation departments are letting us down with booking it. I applied 2 weeks back. From Monday I'll be sleeping in my car in the hospital car park.


No doubt managed by desk jockeys and avid procedure adherents who should be shown the door when this is all over.
pantaiema28/03/2020 07:45

I fail to understand if in this country, a person could be homeless and or …I fail to understand if in this country, a person could be homeless and or hungry. Is it not that you could always ask for benefit which is enough (not be hungry) if to be used for a good cause ?? Similarly with accomodation, is it not your entitlement to ask it from the government ?? You might be accomodated in a hostel / shared accomodation but it is better than living on the street.I wonder, are they many of these homeless do not know their entitlement or there is simply other answer to that ???


Sadly a large number of "the homeless" are the fallout from "Care in the Community" implemented by a previous government that dismantled a large number of British communities.

Adding to these numbers are people with substance dependency problems that more enlightened times might tackle via a mental health approach. For those with drug or alcohol dependency issues; withdrawal issues will further complicate care requirements. Most homeless who are begging with have seen the amount of their income decimated by the self isolation lockdown coupled with understandable fear of them increasing among the mainstream.

This is a big problem that has been left substantially unaddressed for 30 years.

just my 0.02 pence worth.
The NHS and all it's staff is doing a wonderful job and need to be applauded.
However please spare a thought for the many thousands of workers in the social care section that are also risking themselves and their families every time they go to support the vulnerable.
I don't want things for free but an occasional acknowledgment would be nice.
I work in this department and I accommodated as many members of staff that I possibly could this week , I have over 100 rooms with shared communal areas and some residents have already self isolated so although I have empty rooms I cannot put staff at risk putting healthy but tired staff in these rooms.
Edited by: "springtime1" 28th Mar
Shame it doesn't cover all key workers
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