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2,500+ boarding beds offered in the fight against coronavirus
30th March 2020

BSA is working with government and local authorities to support key services during the coronavirus crisis. Following a call to members on Friday, over 2,500 boarding beds have been pledged to support NHS and vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis. If your school would like to take part please read below.

NHS support

If you are offering accommodation - or any other service - to the NHS, please contact your local hospital and ask for the Estates Manager with details of your offer. You can also register here https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/L5B32S/ with the word ''support'' in the title.

When you respond, please also provide details of your car parking facilities if you have any and how many spaces.

Please note if you are not an existing NHS accommodation provider, NHS colleagues are in the process of identifying how best to take forward your offers of support and will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Support for Vulnerable Groups

If you are able to provide urgent and much needed support for vulnerable groups including the homeless and rough sleepers, we recommend also sending details of your offer to HRS_Covid19@communities.gov.ukLeticia.Gil@communities.gov.uk. Your details may be passed on to appropriate Local Authorities to contact you.

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will have a support package in place for these groups, and any additional costs you might incur to meet the needs of vulnerable groups will be met by the government.

 

If you are able to assist with the above, please let BSA Director of Member Services, Chris Ryan, know via chris@boarding.org.uk so BSA can keep a record of all offers.

 

 

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