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.
29 St James Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9BJ
I re-trained as a Radiographer over the winter months after 16 years away! I got my registration back just last week and I am now working at my local hospital. Find out more
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 Find out more
9 Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2QD
This iconic police headquarters, recently transformed into a chic accommodation for city breaks is now providing accommodation and counselling for people at risk during the Corona virus. The Bristol Wing will be closed to independent travelers and tourists until next March 2021. Find out more
Firs Edge, The Firs, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3RW
With our hostel closed we've volunteered to be drivers for the Alston Essentials delivery service getting vital supplies out to those self isolating or in very rural places on Alston Moor. Find out more
Redmire, Leyburn. North Yorkshire, DL8 4EW
The Jonas Centre in the Yorkshire Dales, normally the site of family holidays and group get-togethers, has been providing accommodation to homeless people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out more
13-27 Station Road, Wood Green, London N22 6UW
We are doing all we can to provide a safe and comfortable environment. Our aim is to provide three hot meals a day and we need your help to raise the money to fund this. Find out more
14 Charlton Street, Llandudno, LL30 2AA
A keyworker in Llandudno who was required to isolate from vulnerable family members is offered respite accommodation by Llandudno Hostel Find out more
Fferm Tanrallt Farm, Llangian, Abersoch, Gwynedd, LL53 7LN
As well as volunteering as a First Responder, Meinir from Sgubor Unnos Bunkhouse on Tanrallt Farm has been masterminding a community effort to knit caps for key workers.
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Rookhow, Rusland, nr Grizedale, Ulverston, South Lakeland, Cumbria LA12 8LA
Rookhow Bunkbarn have helping reduce social isolation in their local community with Zoom coffee afternoons and meditation sessions. Find out more
Jackass Lane, Alderwasley, DE56 2RE
Shining Cliff hostel is surviving the lockdown in several ways, including Kate working as a nurse at her local hospital, so the NHS has helped Shining Cliff hostel keep going! Find out more
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.