Any of your family or friends work in the NHS? Here are some initiatives that have been set up to support them. Heard of more? Please add.

I’ve had a number of messages from our community, asking me to help promote initiatives they’ve set up to help NHS workers. Here’s a selection:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for NHS Staff

The amazing crowd fundraiser has already raised almost £1.5 Million to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for NHS Staff. They're still collecting and every little helps!
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/masks4nhsheroes

Samaritans Support Line

Samaritans and the NHS have partnered up to launch a new confidential support line for NHS workers and volunteers in England. Call 116 123
https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

Free cab travel for NHS staff

Minicabit are giving free cab trips for NHS staff travelling to and from their hospitals across the country.
https://www.minicabit.com/nhs

Free Frame Gym Classes

Our lovely friends at Frame Gym are giving NHS works free access to our FRAME ONLINE. For more information please email - heroes@moveyourframe.com
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9_qUYPgocf/

Donate Tablets & Laptops

COVID-19 patients in hospitals are unable to be with their loved ones and some hospital staff (Barnet Hospital, Royal Free for example) have called on the public to donate tablets and other devices to enable patients to speak to their families whilst being treated. Donate here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFr1XMFY4tUv8L_1qkMV7ofoTwrLGE9YVwB4aL-BQ_fF4AvQ/viewform

Clap for the NHS

Clap for the NHS, every Thursday evening at 8pm - which of course we all know about but it’s such a small and important thing we need to do to show our love and appreciation during this crazy time.
https://the-dots.com/projects/clap-for-our-carers-396665

If you’ve heard of other amazing initiatives or schemes to support NHS workers, please add them below.

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  • Duty to Care are providing free wellbeing support for all NHS staff to access whenever they feel they need some extra suport: https://www.dutytocare.info/
  • Amazing list! Cubitts are also offering a 40% discount, free delivery, and complimentary same-day glazing services to NHS staff - https://www.cubitts.com/journal/cubitts-for-the-nhs/
  • We are offering free homes in London for NHS key workers, many close to hospitals.
    Please get in touch or pass on.
    https://www.onefinestay.com/inspiration/travel-inspiration/inspiration/opening-our-homes-nhs-key-workers
  • Free Unmind access for NHS workers during COVID-19 outbreak
    Unmind is a workplace mental health platform. 'We empower organisations and employees to measurably improve their mental wellbeing.'
    https://home.unmind.com
  • https://www.atyourbeat.com/ are offering discounted dance and fitness classes. You just have to email them on hello@atyourbeat.com to chat is through if you're an NHS worker. There classes are a lot of fun, they get me through any low patches!
  • glyde.co is offering free professional therapy sessions to NHS workers - to support their mental health.

    www.glyde.co/nhs
  • Help buy meals for the NHS staff fighting COVID-19

    After 18-hour shifts trying to save our lives from COVID-19, NHS Hospital Staff are faced with canteens that shut at 5pm.
    Help get food to wards, today.
    https://www.mealsforthenhs.com
  • Brilliant - thanks! My sister and Brother-in-law both work for the NHS so will pass on :)

  • Also the cab app Gett are also offering £10 rides for NHS workers in London (Zones 1-3), https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/post/black-cab-app-gett-offers-10-rides-for-all-nhs-workers-in-london-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic
  • TfL is making parking free at its stations for NHS staff and adult social care workers.

    Deliveroo is delivering 500,000 free meals to NHS workers to thank them for their hard work during the coronavirus crisis.

    Supermarkets offering priority opening for NHS staff:
    Tesco: 9-10am every Sunday (not Express stores)
    Morrison's: 7-8am Monday to Saturday
    Sainsbury's: 7:30-8am Monday to Saturday
    M&S: First hour of trading on Tuesdays and Fridays
    Asda: 8-9am on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays
    Iceland: Final hour of trading Monday to Saturday
    Co-op: 8-9am Monday to Saturday and 10-11am on Sundays

  • Great to add this. This is a more minor contribution but concrete and actionable.
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/corona-virus-mask-production-for-essential-staff?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
  • Uber are offering free cab rides & meals:
    https://www.uber.com/gb/en/u/nhs-hsc-covid-19/?_ga=2.266203215.1196663505.1586348141-320075976.1586348141

    There are also quite a few breweries offering free pints - if you purchase with them you can donate to buy a pint for an nhs worker: gipsyhillbrew.com & brewgooder.com
    Cloudwater brewery is offering 25% discount to all nhs workers - they just need to signup with their nhs email.

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