Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

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NHS workers now Island homeowners thanks to Barratt incentive

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Thanks to a newly-launched incentive launched one month ago by Barratt and David Wilson Homes, NHS workers from across the Isle of Wight have now purchased new homes – many of which are first time buyers.

Thanks to a newly-launched incentive launched one month ago by Barratt and David Wilson Homes, NHS workers from across the Isle of Wight have now purchased new homes – many of which are first time buyers.

To say thank you to all Island-based NHS employees working hard to look after people during the COVID-19 crisis, the five-star housebuilder launched an NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme giving a 5% deposit contribution worth up to £15,000. This new scheme follows a similar contribution scheme already available for the country’s Armed Forces, launched by Barratt in May, offering those who are eligible a 5% deposit contribution towards any new Barratt or David Wilson home in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Since the NHS scheme launched one month ago on 23rd May, 20 NHS workers from across the region, including Dorset, West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, have taken advantage and purchased a Barratt or a David Wilson home. Of those 20, 16 are coming to the market for the first time and thanks to the discount have now been able to purchase their first home.

Barratt has been working hard throughout the coronavirus crisis to support the NHS. It donated £100,000 to NHS Charities Together and a further £50,000 to The Sun’s Who Cares Wins campaign, providing help for frontline NHS staff. It donated more than 5,000 medical-grade facemasks to hospitals across the country and gave its entire stock of 400 defibrillators to St John Ambulance in England and Wales and St Andrew’s First Aid in Scotland.

Tammy Bishop, Head of Sales at Barratt Southampton, said: “We wanted to say a big thank you to our brilliant NHS workers who have shown such courage in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Since we launched this new NHS deposit contribution scheme, the interest has been phenomenal. It gives us great pleasure to be able to give something back to thank them for all they have done, and in particular to help a number of first time buyers take their first steps on to the housing ladder.”

Barratt Homes has also signed up to the new government and industry Charter for Safe Working Practice – Covid-19, which supports best practice being adopted across the industry.

The NHS Deposit Contribution scheme launched on Saturday 23 May and will run until the end of December 2020.

For more information on both the NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme and booking a sales appointment on specific developments, visit www.barratthomes.co.uk