A LOCAL housebuilder is giving NHS workers thousands of pounds towards the cost of buying a new home.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has launched an NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme, offering a five per cent deposit.

The scheme, which has also launched nationally, is a way of thanking the country’s 1.5m NHS workers who will now be able to receive up to £15,000 towards buying any new Barratt or David Wilson home.

Barratt is also making the scheme available to people who have recently reserved a home but not yet completed, so that as many NHS workers as possible can benefit from the new deposit contribution.

The scheme launched on Saturday, May 23 and will run until the end of December 2020. It follows a similar contribution scheme available for the Armed Forces, launched by Barratt last month.

Barratt has re-opened its sales offices and show homes following the announcement that housing market transactions in England can take place again. It has also signed up to the new Charter for Safe Working Practice – Covid-19.

Daniel Smith, managing director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, said: “We want to say a big thank you to our brilliant NHS workers who have shown such courage in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. This is why we are announcing this new NHS deposit contribution scheme to thank them for all they have done.”