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Charity launches new programme to support nurses in times of hardship

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust's membership initiative is calling on organisations to help the thousands of nurses struggling to make ends meet.

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust's membership initiative is calling on organisations to help the thousands of nurses struggling to make ends meet

Years of pay restraint is one of the reasons why increasing numbers of nursing staff are struggling financially, with many turning to charities such as the Cavell Nurses’ Trust for support.

‘In the first six months of this year, we’ve had a 32% rise in enquiries for help,’ says the trust’s communications manager Paul Steiner. Last year, almost 2,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants contacted the charity – 36% more than in 2015 – and this year the number is expected to rise to around 2,500.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust provides a tailored package of support for nursing professionals, both working and retired, who have money worries or personal problems due to illness, disability, older

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