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Supporting the NHS

We've officially joined forces with the NHS to provide keyworkers with free accommodation during the coronavirus outbreak, so they can continue to work without putting loved ones at risk

Supporting the NHS

Can you believe that not too long ago coronavirus wasn’t a word that we knew? Now barely a minute goes by without someone mentioning the c-word. From dominating the news and taking over social media to talking about it with friends and family on personal phone calls and Zoom video chats. Four weeks ago, who knew we would be chatting to our neighbours through the slats in our fences or from the safety of our windows?

With the pandemic firmly gripping the world and causing panic and worry for many, we wanted to do whatever we could to help. But as a holiday business, it was hard to work out what we could offer that would really make a difference.

The team got to work, running countless brainstorming sessions and having endless phone calls to work out what we could do. And then it came to us with a simple yet amazing answer – we have more than 100 fully equipped lodges sitting empty! Who could they benefit? NHS keyworkers.

From NHS staff coming out of retirement and those coming to the county to support from elsewhere, to those who live with loved ones who are at extra risk of infection by living with someone working on the frontline; our lodges are the ideal place for those putting their lives at risk to self isolate before and after their vital shift work.

Our self catering lodges are available for free and we have now officially partnered with NHS, so they can co-ordinate applications.

If you need accommodation please email: rcht.odteam@nhs.net 

How Can You Help?

We currently have 30 lodges occupied by NHS keyworkers but we have many more still sitting empty. Please help us to get the word out.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Share our NHS posts on your social media
  • Ask everyone you know to share our NHS messages on their social media
  • Speak to your friends and family who work in the NHS

Click here to follow our Facebook page

We are also actively encouraging all holiday parks with single lodges and caravans to help the NHS workers in this fight. If you’re keen to join us and offer your accommodation for free, please contact supplier.relations@travelctm.com

We would also like to thank all our staff volunteers who are helping to make this happen, as we couldn’t do all this without their committment and support.

This accommodation is being donated free of charge to those who are part of the Treliske Covid-19 support team.

 

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