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When nurses suffer hardship, Cavell Nurses’ Trust gives help. We’re #HereForNurses.

We transform nurses’ 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 personal or financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse.

From simple, essential support like money to repair a broken cooker or boiler, to vital life-changing aid like helping a family flee their home due to domestic abuse, Cavell Nurses’ Trust is here to help. In 2018, around 3,300 people sought help from Cavell Nurses’ Trust, that’s the highest number ever. On average, that’s more than 60 every week, or 9 nursing professionals looking for help, each and every day.

What nursing professionals have told us

We were shocked to find that nursing professionals are twice as likely as the public to suffer financial hardship. Worryingly, they are also three times as likely to suffer domestic abuse.

On top of this, 77% of nursing professionals are unprepared for a financial crisis, with 50% saying they have £500 or less to survive on in a financial emergency.

The impact of support

We proudly help nursing professionals get back on their feet in times of crisis. Every day we’re encouraged by seeing the difference this help can make. Of the people we’ve helped over the last 3 years:

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Please get in touch

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

Get help

Whether you’re going through a tough time, or know a nursing colleague who is, learn more about the support we offer to see if we can help.

For organisations

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


Challenge yourself to a run, hike or cycle, or organise an impressive bake sale, there are so many ways to raise money and provide a lifeline for nurses in need.