State Benefits

To find out about state benefits that are available, click here

The NHS Injury Benefits Scheme provides an annual allowance for staff who have suffered a permanent loss of earning ability as the result of an illness or injury, wholly or mainly, attributable to their NHS employment.

To find out more visit or telephone: 01253 774957


Below is a list of charities that may also be able to help:

Queen’s Institute of District Nursing in Ireland (QIDN)
QIDN is a registered charity in Ireland which aims to provide financial assistance for palliative care, hospices, respite care, training and education of nurses involved in palliative care and for individuals with life-limiting condition or disability.
Visit QIDN

Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS)
Criteria: Scottish Queen’s Nurses only.
Visit QNIS.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust
Criteria: All nurses / auxiliaries / health care assistants
Visit the Cavell Nurses’ Trust website

The Elizabeth Finn Care
Criteria: Professionals, registered nurses
Visit the Elizabeth Finn Care website

Independent Age (RUKBA)
Criteria: Older people over 65 on low incomes
Visit the RUBKA website

Professional Classes Aid Council
Criteria: Professional
Visit the Professional Classes Aid Council website

Junius S Morgan Fund (Benevolent Fund for Nurses)
Criteria: All nurses / auxiliaries / hcas (Except Student Nurses)
Visit the Junius S Morgan Fund website

The Royal College of Nursing
Criteria: RCN members only but will direct non-members to other sources of assistance
Visit the RCN website

Royal College of Midwives
Criteria: Midwives
Visit the Royal College of Midwives website

British Nurses’ Association
Criteria: Sick and Disabled Nurses
Visit the British Nurses’ Association website

Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust
Criteria: Can help with convalescent and respite care
Visit the Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust website

The Airways Charitable Trust (ACT) Foundation
Criteria: General / respite / stairlifts, disabled bathroom conversions, vehicle adaptations etc
Visit the The Airways Charitable Trust (ACT) Foundation website

Benevolence Today
Criteria: Can signpost clients to appropriate charities
Visit the Benevolence Today website

Association of Charity Officers
Criteria: Can signpost clients to appropriate occupational charities
Visit the Association of Charity Officers website

1930’s Fund for District Nurses
Criteria: Community / District Nurses
Visit the 1930’s Fund for District Nurses website

Anchor Staying Put
Criteria: Older people – helping to stay in their own homes
Visit the Anchor Staying Put website

The Sandra Charitable Trust
c/o Moore Family Office Limited
42 Berkeley Square
Tel: 020 7318 0845
Criteria: General charitable purposes /nurses and auxiliaries/ education & training / health/ sickness /disability / relief of poverty

Eaton Fund For Nurses
Criteria: Professionals
Tel: 01273 480606

Birmingham and Three Counties Trust for Nurses
Criteria: Nurses in Birmingham and the Counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Tel: 01926 775531

The RCN Foundation
The RCN Foundation is an independent charity supporting nurses in times of need. Grants, bursaries and scholarships are available to Nurses, Midwives, Health Care Assistance and Nursing Students. The Foundation is independent of the RCN and you don’t need to be an RCN member to access funding and services from us.
Visit the RCN Foundation website.

St Andrews Society for Ladies in Need
Criteria: For retired ladies who live alone struggling to stay in their own homes.
Tel: 01473 327 408

Money Advice Service

Money Advice Service is an independent organisation, giving free and unbiased money guidance online to help members of the public better understand and manage their financial affairs.

  • Advice and guides to help improve your finances
  • Tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead
  • Support over the phone and online

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