14th April 2020

Free accommodation for NHS Staff

Following some positive advice and guidance from North Devon District Hospital, the Brend Family is proud to offer FREE accommodation to NHS Staff at The Barnstaple Hotel during this period. There are plans in place to help safeguard team members, as well as the very important NHS staff this facility is available to.

The initiative is part of a global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which aims to connect frontline workers with comfortable places to stay. Working closely with the NHS, the team are being given cleanliness protocols that they must abide by to ensure the safety of their families and the NHS workers they welcome to stay. By working together, we can ensure that frontline workers can find a free and convenient place to stay as they continue their critical work. 

We thank all NHS staff and key workers across the country from the bottom of our hearts and are grateful for all their hard work during these difficult times.

If you are a member of the NHS staff requiring this facility, please use your NHS portal to book.

Clap for Carers

Every Thursday since the pandemic, communities have come out for the clap and showed support with plenty of noise, from applause, cheering, playing music and banging drums. North Devon is no exception, coming out in force to show its gratitude towards the key workers keeping the country going during the coronavirus crisis. 

People have taken to their doorsteps, windows, gardens and balconies and applauded those who are keeping the country running, from NHS staff and social care workers to the emergency services, shop workers, teachers, waste collectors, postal workers and many more.

Please join us every Thursday at 8pm to clap for our carers. 

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.