Cornwall Hugs is a UK registered charity #1177796 which was incorporated to continue the work of Cornwall Hugs Grenfell. In two and a half years the project welcomed over 480 victims of Grenfell Tower Fire to Cornwall for respite: survivors, the bereaved and firefighters. This was all made possible through the kindness of Cornish people and businesses.
COVID-19 RESPONSE: CORNWALL HUGS KEY WORKERS!
In the first wave of Covid-19, Cornwall Hugs used the experience gathered in the Grenfell work, to once again channel Cornish kindness and meet an urgent need: sourcing empty holiday accommodation to help care workers who need to move out of their homes, in order to continue their vital work but protect both vulnerable loved ones at home and the clients they serve. We did this by creating a central register of generous accommodation offers in order to connect those key-workers needing to self-isolate, with those kindly offering properties. Accommodation was offered free of charge, at cost or for reduced rent.
'If it wasn't for you, I would be sleeping in my car again tonight. Instead I am going to be able to get a comfortable night's sleep in a bed!' Nicole, social care-worker, Penzance.
This Covid-19 work is separate to our Grenfell work and does not use funds raised for Grenfell.
Cornwall Hugs trustees are: Rev Jeremy Putnam, Andrew Holt, Jac Smith and Esmé Page
For more information while we develop this site further, please visit our original website: www.cornwallhugsgrenfell.org.