Furloughed staff at the head office of the Independent Hostel network are sewing scrubs for their local care home. This is just one of the many instances where these small hostel businesses scattered across the UK have been doing what they can to help their local neighbourhood during the time of COVID-19. From The Green Rooms providing accommodation for homeless people in London to Alston Hostel whose owners who have been delivering essential items to people in isolation on the North Pennine Moors, good deeds and acts of kindness have been happening in hostels all over the country. Not to mention Abby, from Ocean Backpackers, who went back to nursing in her local hospital just as the Corona Virus struck.
Hostels who have helped others during isolation
Furloughed staff at the head office of the Independent Hostel network have been working with volunteers in their village to produce scrubs for local care homes and hospices
Bed linen donated by the people of Matlock Bath has been repurposed as cheery scrub tops and scrub bags for local care workers. Organised by the head office of the Independent Hostels network from designs adapted by a talented neighbour. These cheery and stylish scrub tops are sewn by volunteers in the village including staff on furlough from Independent Hostels UK. The scrub tops and scrub bags are now in use at a local hospice and care home.