Charity sets up living costs fund for nurses affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Cavell Nurses’ Trust will help nursing staff who are struggling during the crisis 

The charity fund is aimed at nurses who struggle to cover living costs during the outbreak

A charity has created a new fund for nurses facing financial hardship because of the coronavirus crisis.

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust has set aside funds to help nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants with living costs, such as rent and utility bills.

Nurses whose household income has been affected may apply

This money could be made available to self-isolating nurses who stand to lose income, such as self-employed or agency nurses who don’t have access to occupational sick pay or other benefits.

Another group that could benefit are nurses experiencing financial hardship because the pandemic has affected their partner’s employment, causing their household income to drop.

Charity ‘desperately wants to help’ healthcare staff in need

Cavell Nurses’ Trust chief executive John Orchard said: ‘We’ve been contacted by multiple nursing and midwifery professionals who have been affected and we expect more.

‘We desperately want to help, as much as our funding will allow.’

Nursing staff can check their eligibility for funding here.

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