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Property Industry Unites To ‘Do Some Good’ For The NHS

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Property Industry Unites To ‘Do Some Good’ For The NHS
The UK property sector can help support NHS workers battling against the coronavirus.

Property professionals from Greystar, SAY Consulting, Deverellsmith and Be Original have joined forces to create a central register where the real estate industry can pledge support to the NHS and healthcare workers to help them fight COVID-19.

The initiative repurposes the Do Some Good platform, launched earlier in the year to encourage delegates to use the extra time from not attending MIPIM 2020 for charitable endeavours after the event was cancelled. The website will now act as a one-stop shop for businesses to offer space, supplies, manpower and other resources that will help the NHS tackle the outbreak.

The property industry and its supply chain can sign up and offer help through Do Some Good in three main ways: 

  • Providing space, such as temporary beds for workers or car parking.
  • Sourcing medical supplies and personal protective equipment.
  • Offering operational support, such as logistics or facilities management.

The Do Some Good team will consolidate the industry’s efforts to make the allocation of resources more efficient, and is also interested in hearing from volunteers.

“Now more than ever, the real estate industry must come together as a community to support the NHS,” Greystar Director of Flexible Housing Adina David said in a release about the initiative. “Real estate is a people-focused industry. It is vital to take care and give back to our heroes in the NHS and healthcare industry, who are working valiantly to look after us during this time. We must do our part as individuals and as an industry to ensure that healthcare workers on the frontline have the support required.” 

“Offering operational support, storage facilities and equipment where possible will play a crucial role in alleviating pressures on the NHS,” Deverellsmith CEO Andrew Deverell-Smith said. 

If you or your organisation is looking to help, Do Some Good is looking to pool offers of assistance with the following: 

Space: 

  • Space for critical care beds.
  • Space/accommodation for NHS workers to self-isolate in (no individual flats).
  • Car parking spaces.
  • Storage space.

Medical Supplies: 

  • Medical-grade masks (e.g., N95 masks, existing PPE or 3D printed). 
  • Single-use gloves. 
  • Face shields. 
  • Respirators.  
  • Other medical supplies. 

Operational Support And Other Supplies (for temporary accommodation for NHS workers): 

  • Management of residential facilities.
  • Management of logistics/storage. 
  • Furniture procurement. 
  • Cleaning and procurement of linen. 
  • Toiletries.
  • Cooked meals. 
  • Food donations. 
  • Other donations.