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Charity offers grants for projects led by learning disability nurses

Burdett Trust is inviting learning disability nurses to apply for grants running into thousands of pounds for projects they are leading

Burdett Trust is inviting learning disability nurses to apply for grants running into thousands of pounds for projects they are leading


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A healthcare charity is offering grants of £20,000 to £100,000 for projects led by learning disability nurses.

The Burdett Trust for Nursing said will prioritise projects addressing the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups, in particular people with learning disabilities in the criminal justice system and their lives beyond it.

‘People with learning disabilities are greatly over-represented in the prison population and learning disability nurses are well-placed to support their well-being, champion their rights, enable their independence and ensure that their standards of healthcare are the same as for those in the wider community,’ the trust said.

Potential, knowledge, skills

The trust wants the grants to enhance the leadership potential, knowledge, skills and capabilities of nurses and develop their effect through measurable outcomes and evidence-based interventions.

Applicants must show why their project is needed, the benefits and effects it will have and how it will generate learning that can be shared and adopted more widely.

The trust, which makes grants to nurses, midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals for projects that will improve patient care, said: ‘This presents a key opportunity to recognise the contribution of learning disability nurses and to promote the profession as a positive career choice at a time of severe recruitment challenges.

‘The person-centred, holistic approach adopted by learning disability nurses leads to improved health outcomes and an enhanced experience for patients with learning disabilities, their families and carers.’

The closing date for applications is midnight on 8 June, 2019. For more information on how to apply click here.


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