Edith Cavell

Source: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Edith Louise Cavell (1865-1915) Available from: www.rcn.org.uk [Accessed:January 2014]

Source: www.edithcavell.org.uk

Cavell Nurses’ Trust

The Edith Cavell Fund for Nurses was set up in 1917 following the public outcry that followed the death of nurse Edith Cavell and one hundred years on and Cavell Nurses´ Trust is still here for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, with money and support when they are experiencing personal or financial hardship.

Put simply, they´re #HereForNurses

The charity supports our nurses in a wide variety of situations, whether it’s providing money for a new oven ensuring a healthcare assistant can provide hot food for her family, modifications to a wheelchair to enable a nurse to return to work or repairing a boiler to make sure a retired midwife can heat her home, Cavell Nurses’ Trust can provide that vital support at the right time.

Nursing hardship - how bad is it?

In 2016, Cavell Nurses’ Trust spoke to more than 2,200 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants about their experience of financial hardship and deprivation, domestic abuse, health, illness, wellbeing and employment.

The results found that nursing professionals are

  • Twice as likely to suffer financial hardship than the public, with 48% unable to afford to keep their homes in a good state of repair
  • Three times more likely to face domestic abuse than the public, with 1 in 7 nurses, midwives and HCAs experiencing domestic abuse in the last year And that
  • 42% of nursing professionals have a physical or mental illness expected to last a year or more

These findings are worrying and in spite of all this, nurses are getting on with the vital job of caring for the UK every day. They give so much to us all, helping our children into the world and caring for us when we’re dying. They’re here for us with care and compassion at the darkest and the brightest moments in our lives.

To find out more about the support on offer visit https://www.cavellnursestrust.org/get-help

Cavell Awards

The Cavell Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution that nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants make across the UK. There are awards for qualified nursing professionals as well as for student nurses and midwives, who have a chance to win a share of £10,000 for travel placements and computer technology.

The 2017 Cavell Awards take place on 22nd June. Entries for the student awards close on 15th February with entries for the qualified awards closing on 31st March.

Find out more about the Cavell Awards here https://www.cavellnursestrust.org/awards



Ways you can be #HereForNurses

Run, bike, climb, jump, bake… there’s so many different ways you can help raise funds to support UK nurses.

Find out what our fantastic fundraisers got up to last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76pepJeJifA

Find out more https://www.cavellnursestrust.org/ways-you-can-help