A SCHOOL in Malvern is helping support NHS staff fighting coronavirus.

Malvern St James has responded to the government's appeal for support by offering its Benhams boarding house as accommodation to health service staff.

Malvern St James's Benhams boarding house has 39 beds in total which the School is offering as alternate accommodation for NHS staff during these unprecedented times.

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Comprising mostly single bedrooms, the boarding house also has communal living areas and kitchens.

In recognition of the importance of cleaning uniforms and clothing at the end of shifts, Malvern St James will purchase additional washing machines for NHS staff to use during their stay.