The Coronavirus is bringing out the better side of human nature, if one firm’s attempts to helps those working at the front line of the capital’s health services is anything to go by.
London-based property firm Draker Lettings is helping both landlords and tenants who work for the NHS by doing their shopping and handing out sums of cash for those in need.
Although Draker Lettings offices are shut, staff are working remotely and doing their bit during the crisis, shopping for people who are unable to get out because of ill health or because they’re caring for an elderly parent.
The charitable company has contacted these landlords and tenants with its offer of support and resources, announcing, ‘If you need help with groceries, we can assist with the collection and delivery of vital supplies and treats’.
‘If you need any assistance that may require a car such as making a delivery or checking on a relative, we would be happy to help.’
It has also set up a fund of £250 each for any tenant or landlord working for the NHS who really needs financial help, adding that it wants to say, ‘a big heartfelt thankyou to you for your part in helping us through this difficult time’.
MD Tim Hassell says they’ve had a good response to the offer. “My team are very stressed about their families and their livelihoods and this initiative has clearly demonstrated what we can achieve if we are selfless in a time of need – something good, small and manageable to focus on,” he says.
“It has been very soothing and therapeutic for all of us and as a company, we will continue to offer these additional services for as long as they are required.”