Updated COVID-19 Statement, Oct 20


We're here for nurses on the front line

During this difficult time our thoughts are with those on the frontline of the NHS who are under more strain than normal to deliver care during the coronavirus crisis. The effects of the illness and restrictions to stop its spread are already having a huge impact on the lives of clinicians.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust has set aside additional funding for grants designed to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills. The charity supports UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse.

To support healthcare professionals during the coronavirus, L&R UK will be donating £1 to Cavell Nurses’ Trust for every purchase of L&R hosiery direct from the public.

Simon Mangan, Managing Director of L&R UK, said:

"All of us at L&R UK are very proud of our relationship with Cavell Nurses’ Trust. The work they do to support nurses facing financial hardship is a vital lifeline and never more so than now during this crisis period."
"Supporting the people who care for us and our health is so important to us as a team. I want to say a big thank you to all NHS staff for your continuous commitment, strength and bravery during this time and our work with Cavell Nurses' Trust is a token of our gratitude”.

The money is available to help people in the following situations, for example:

  • A nurse, midwife or HCA being unable to work because they need to isolate themselves. This may lead to financial crisis if they don’t have access to occupational sick pay or benefits, perhaps because they are an agency worker or self-employed. They may also lose access to overtime, bank shifts or other enhancements.
  • Also, a nurse, midwife or HCA who is facing financial hardship because their household or partner’s income has been affected due to Coronavirus, perhaps because they are self-employed or work in an industry adversely affected by Coronavirus.

John Orchard, Chief Executive at Cavell Nurses’ Trust said:

“In the last week or so 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.

As a society we rely on nurses, midwives and HCAs to be there for us and we should support them in return, especially in this the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

“More than three quarters of the nurses we support tell us we helped them get back to or stay in work.”

If you would like more information on how Cavell Nurses’ Trust can support you, please click here.

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