The Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen's Nursing Institute works with the public, nurses and decision-makers to make sure that good quality nursing is available at home for everyone when they need it.

Healthcare at home

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Visit the Burdett Trust website

Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.

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Welfare Funds and State Benefits

State Benefits

To find out about state benefits that are available, go to:

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:

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

The Universal Beneficent Society
Criteria: People aged 65 years and over who are living in financial difficulty
Visit the Universal Beneficent Society's 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

Royal British Nurses' Association
Criteria: Sick and Disabled Nurses
Visit the Royal 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 Stephens
150 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4AB
Criteria: General charitable purposes /nurses and auxiliaries/ education & training / health/ sickness /disability / relief of poverty
Tel: 020 7334 9191

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



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