The Cornish charity ‘Cornwall Hugs’ has launched a new project supporting Care Workers to access emergency temporary accommodation if they need to isolate from their own families. This is to help prevent the Covid-19 virus spreading while they continue to provide vital care to people in care homes or in the community.
Holiday let owners, hotels and resorts can register available accommodation on a dedicated website making it clear whether the offer is freely given; is in return for basic costs or at a reduced rent.
To register a request for accommodation, Care Workers or their employers can go to te web portal www.cornwallhugs.org and register using the yellow button.
This new project builds on the success of Cornwall Hugs Grenfell, that brought nearly 500 Grenfell Tower Fire victims to Cornwall for respite, all through the kindness of Cornish people and businesses.
Esme Page, Founder of Cornwall Hugs said: ‘Cornwall hugged Grenfell with wide open arms. Now we need to ‘hug’ our own front-line Care Workers, with practical help: a safe haven when they need it most!’
Since going live two weeks ago, over 100 units of accommodation have been registered and care workers are starting to be matched with suitable properties.
Cornwall Hugs is working with Volunteer Cornwall, Visit Cornwall and Cornwall Council to deliver this project.