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When nurses and midwives suffer hardship, Cavell Nurses’ Trust gives help.

We transform their lives. The nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants we help say they’re often happier, healthier and able to stay in or return to work.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust is the charity supporting UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering a personal or financial crisis often due to illness, disability, domestic abuse and rising living costs.

From simple, essential support like money to repair or replace a broken cooker, to vital life-changing aid like helping a family flee their home due to domestic abuse, Cavell Nurses’ Trust is here to help.

The team at Cavell saw a 140% increase in the number of people needing help during the first 4 months of 2022 (based on the same period in 2021) and since then applications for help have remained very high as the rise in living costs affects us all.

Our impact

Of the people we’ve helped over the last 6 years:

93% said the support they received positively affected their physical health

96% said the support positively affected their mental health

81% said the support they received helped them get back to, or stay in, work


Please get in touch

As an individual or part of an organisation, please get in touch with Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

You can also sign up to our mailing list and get regular updates

Get help

If you’re going through a tough time, or know a colleague who is, find out more and see if we can help.

For organisations

There are many ways your organisation and its generous staff can support UK nursing professionals facing hardship.

Get fundraising

Join the team and raise money for nurses and midwives facing a crisis. There’s something for everyone.