Cavell Nurses Trust

HQ Location: 
Worcestershire

Location of benefit: 
UK only (nationwide)

Cavell Nurses' Trust is the national charity helping nurses, midwives, health care assistants together with retired and student nurses in need of financial help and support.

Cavell Nurses' Trust, formerly known as NurseAid, was originally set up in 1917 in memory of British nurse Edith Cavell who is celebrated for her work in World War I. She cared for wounded soldiers irrespective of nationality and was arrested after helping 200 Allied soldiers escape into neutral Holland. Edith Cavell was subsequently court martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a firing squad. She was hailed a martyr and heroine.

As well as practical advice the Trust offers one-off financial grants for things like living expenses, white goods, respite care and aids for daily living for those with disabilities. We also offer regular assistance when illness or low income causes exceptional hardship. Cavell Nurses’ Trust individually assess each applicant’s circumstances, including benefit checks, to ensure that they receive accurate and relevant support.