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Free Car Parking For Key Workers – Can Your Business Help?

Businesses and individuals who live close to hospitals are being urged to offer up their parking spaces for key workers

Businesses and individuals who live close to hospitals are being urged to offer up their parking spaces for key workers.

More than 3,000 free parking spaces located near hospitals and health centres have been donated by the public to ease the pressure on NHS staff and patients, thanks to a new appeal. 

Immediate financial backing for all NHS trusts

 

The government will cover the costs of providing free car parking to NHS staff working in hospitals during this unprecedented time, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock pledged yesterday.

It comes as the Local Government Secretary has agreed local councils will also offer free car parking to all NHS workers and social care staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Additional help from JustPark

 

“Healthcare staff are working round the clock to care for the public, but there are an increasing number of parking issues facing NHS workers, which is adding to the pressure they are facing at this time.”

–Anthony Eskinazi

Founder and CEO of JustPark

 

However, to further aid these efforts JustPark, a UK parking app, is urging the public and businesses located close to hospitals to offer their car parking spaces for free via a dedicated appeal page.

Spaces have been made available at more than 270 hospitals so far. The app enables unused parking spaces to be listed for others to reserve and pay for in advance, but is allowing free parking for healthcare workers and patients by making it possible to list spaces for free. 

JustPark will not levy any fees for either the space holders or the drivers and is offering this to connect key workers and patients with available spaces. With a network of over 50,000 locations and over 4.5 million registered users, it is hoped that this may provide an invaluable service for an already under-pressure NHS. 

In order to set up a free listing, customers can visit the dedicated coronavirus appeal page on the JustPark website, where they can add the details of their space in 2 minutes. 

Anthony Eskinazi, Founder and CEO of JustPark said: “This is clearly a very difficult time with many challenges that we all need to pull together to overcome. There is a general sense that people want to help one another, and this appeal is one of the ways they can do that. 

 “Healthcare staff are working round the clock to care for the public, but there are an increasing number of parking issues facing NHS workers, which is adding to the pressure they are facing at this time.”

Visit the appeal to help if you possibly can: https://www.justpark.com/about/coronavirus-appeal/

 

FM Resource Bank

 

During these challenging times, please consider contributing to our FM Resource Bank.

As a leading voice in the facilities management, workplace and built environment industry, we have started this resource to facilitate an area for service providers to exchange details and ask for support.

The aim of this is to help reuse or repurpose resources or labour, that would otherwise go to waste for the common good of the FM community and the country at large. Through this, we hope to create a flexible pool of additional resources.

Join the conversation today

Picture: Businesses and individuals who live close to hospitals are being urged to offer up their parking spaces for key workers.

Article written by Ella Tansley

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