How we help community nurses
Financial help for nurses
We provided financial help to over 150 nurses who were going through periods of physical or mental illness, trying to escape domestic abuse, or experiencing other life crises such as Covid-19, marriage breakdown, moving house or bereavement.
We are proud that we can offer assistance to community nurses when they need us. We look at every case on an individual basis and in 2022 we helped over 150 community nurses, working and retired, who needed our help.
We helped six nurses that were unable to work as they were off work with health problems for a long period and were not receiving sick pay. We have helped some nurses with car repairs. We have been able to help with funds towards children’s beds and cots as well as awarding grants for other necessary white goods or household bills.
Last year we gave 43 Nurses a grant as they had been financially affected by Covid-19, some were not able to work and others suffering with Long Covid and have had to reduce their hours to help manage their symptoms. We still are able to offer grants to nurses that are affected by Covid.
We were able to help and support 71 nurses who had been affected by the petrol crisis earlier in the year; we set up a Petrol grant which enabled us to give money quickly to those that needed help with affording their huge petrol bills in Spring.
We also support a small number of retired Queen’s Nurses on low incomes, by paying them a small regular grant monthly.
During tough times…
Anita’s husband left her several years ago, leaving her to bring up three young children alone. His financial support for them was always sporadic but then he stopped helping altogether. Anita began to fall into arrears with her rent and finally was facing eviction when the house she was living in was to be sold. We were able to help Anita with the deposit towards a new property and supported her for three months by sending her food vouchers.
Help with housing…
Peter had separated from his wife and children and was trying to maintain the family home and pay rent for a flat nearby. He was struggling financially and not able to cope. He was awarded a grant to get him settled into his new property and then help with utility bills.
After a stroke…
Wendy had suffered a severe stroke at a young age two years ago and had been left with right-sided weakness with no movement in right arm and hand and her speech was affected. We awarded a grant to help her adapt her car so she could still go out when she was feeling better.
Bridging the gap…
Jenny had been diagnosed with aggressive stage 3 breast cancer and was going through treatment, when her husband was made redundant. They had three children living at home. We awarded a grant to help with living expenses until they obtained their state benefits.
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