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:
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: