The Fund assists registered nurses and health care assistants who have practised in the UK for a minimum of FIVE years.
The Trustees consider applications from nurses,former nurses and health care assistants who find themselves in hardship for a variety of reasons. Prolonged physical or mental illhealth, broken marriages or the death of the primary wage earner may have created unforeseen expenditure and debt. All applicants are encouraged to help themselves by prudent management of their resources and in some cases a prompt cash grant is all that is needed to achieve this. Please note the Fund does not usually pay educational fees.
The Fund will make cash payments to assist beneficiaries for various purposes as the need arises. The Fund does not pay residential or nursing home fees, holidays or respite care.
The maximum given to any individual in any one year will not normally exceed £1,000.
In all relevant cases, we ensure that the applicant is in receipt of all the Social Security benefit to which he/she may be entitled.