Supporting Nurses through Hardship - Cavell Nurses’ Trust02-Aug-2018
The Cavell Nurses’ Trust continues their call for requests to help support nurses, midwives and health care assistants suffering personal or financial hardship.
The Cavell Nurses' Trust was founded in 1917 in memory of Edith Cavell, a nurse celebrated for her work in developing the nursing profession, as well as her work in Belgium during the First World War.
At some point in their lives people benefit from the care and compassion of a nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant. From their help during the birth of a child, the unexpected trip to A&E; even the dedicated care for a loved one during their final days.
However, the nursing profession is an often under-appreciated one, so the Trust works to support nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, knowing they can often be the last people to ask for help or seek assistance when they are in hardship and need.
Support is available to nurses, midwives, health care assistants both retired and working (with at least 3 years working experience), when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship – often because of illness, disability, domestic abuse and the effects of older age.
It is able to help with:
- Essential white goods
- Travelling expenses for medical treatment
- Mobility aids
- Home adaptations due to disability
- Rent deposits and removal costs
- Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Order fees
Because the scheme can be seen as a continuous rolling programme, there is no recognised deadline and so applications can be accepted at any time.