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Want to know what we’ve been up to? Stay up to date with everything Rooms4NHS is up to by reading our News & media updates below. We have been very active on BBC TV and Radio, Papers and social media to ensure we get the maximum help NHS staff can get. Here are some of the articles.
ROOMS4NHS INTERVIEW BY KATE THORNTON IN YAHOO SERIES "LOCKDOWN"
29 April 2020
Kate Thornton chats to actress Julie Graham about writing and starring in the first drama Dun Breedin' filmed entirely #AtHome in lockdown (to raise money for the Trussell Trust foodbank network), to the founder of the Rooms4NHS website Dr Joseph Alsousou who was recently evicted from his accommodation as his landlord feared he would spread the coronavirus to her, and to Dublin-based mural artist Emma Blake who has recently gained international attention for her Cardi B inspired street art that spreads positive messages of hope in her community.
Up Close And Socially Distant is hosted by Kate Thornton and features weekly video catch-ups with the amazing people who are all doing whatever they can, in whatever unique and special way they can, to help those around them get through COVID-19 and coronavirus pandemic, from frontline heroes, famous faces, and those incredible individuals launching initiatives to help others.
TENANTS AND LANDLORDS RIGHTS
Rooms4NHS was featured on BBC R4 Moneybox at minute 27.
This Radio show is full of excellent information for both tenants and landlords during COVID-19.
Louise Cooper and guests discuss how government rules help tenants and landlords affected by coronavirus. Guests: Henry Pryor - Buying agent and property expert Anny Cullum - National organiser for Acorn, a community and tenants union John Stewart - Policy manager at the National Residential Landlords Association
Producer: Ben Carter Editor: Emma Rippon
BBC: ROOMS4NHS WEBSITE TO HELP STAFF
A surgeon who was evicted by his landlady because she feared she would get coronavirus has set up a website to help NHS staff find accommodation.
Joseph Alsousou works at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
He had been renting a room at a house in Headington on weekdays but was asked to leave in March.
Dr Alsousou, said he hoped the website - Rooms4NHS - would help other medics in similar predicaments.
People or organisations who want to help medics in need of a place to stay during the pandemic can register their details there.
Dr Alsousou told the BBC had seen an "overwhelming" response from the public offering him a place to stay because of the publicity following his own eviction.
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SURGEON WHO WAS KICKED OUT OVER CORONAVIRUS FEARS SETS UP SUCCESSFUL WEBSITE FOR NHS WORKERS IN NEED
Surgeon who was kicked out by his landlady over coronavirus infection fears sets up successful website matching vacant rooms with NHS workers in need
Orthopaedic surgeon Joseph Alsousou set up the rooms4nhs.com after being evicted by his landlady over her fears he would give her coronavirus
Idea was inspired by people reaching out to offer Alsousou accommodation
surgeon who was asked to leave his lodgings over his landlord's Covid-19 infection fears has set up a successful website to match vacant rooms to NHS workers in need.
Joseph Alsousou, an orthopaedic surgeon, had to leave the room he rented after his live-in landlady told him she worried he might give her coronavirus.
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DOCTOR KICKED OUT OVER CORONAVIRUS 'OVERWHELMED' BY OFFERS OF HELP
A DOCTOR who was kicked out of his rented room by a landlady worried about coronavirus has thanked ‘the Great British public’ for their messages of support and offers of accommodation.
Joseph Alsousou, an orthopaedic surgeon for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was asked to leave his rented room in Headington two weeks ago.
His live-in landlady told him she was worried that he might give her the coronavirus.
After leaving, the 43-year-old found a new room to rent, but he has also been inundated with offers of help and support from people and organisations across Oxford and beyond willing to help him after his story drew media attention across the UK.
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