Key workers include, but are not limited to, nurses, teachers, police officers, firefighters, prison officers and social workers. They provide essential services to the public sector, but many struggle to buy or rent a home on the wages they earn, particularly in high value regions. It is vital key workers are retained in areas where houses prices and rents are disproportionate to wages in order to avoid a further pressure on public services.
We have experience of working with local NHS Trusts to provide purpose built, secure and flexible managed accommodation for nurses and NHS staff. This housing enables key workers to live within the community they serve.
Additionally, we have sought to deliver patient hotels alongside major hospitals to reduce “bed blocking” and facilitate an affordable accommodation option for those patients who do not require an acute hospital bed but still require outpatient care.
The models offer significant benefits and do not require any investment from the providers but instead a partnership approach/committment in order to assist and facilitate the delivery.