Arthur Rank becomes first hospice to join nurses’ financial help programme

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(L-R):  Faith Macrow (Registered Nurse with the Hospice’s Day Therapy team), Gemma Manning (HR Director) and Stephen Kay (Trustee)

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Cambridge has become the first hospice to join a membership programme aiming to transform the lives of nursing professionals facing personal or financial hardship.

The ‘Working with’ programme brings together NHS Trusts and organisations who believe that nursing professionals should be supported when facing financial hardship. It’s run by Cavell Nurses’ Trust, a charity that supports nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse.

The early results of a survey into mental health and money matters in the nursing professions were previewed at a special reception at the House of Lords, which was backed by Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s Patron Lord Simon Russell of Liverpool. A full report will be launched towards the end of the year.

Arthur Rank Hospice’s support comes at an important time. On average, 63 nursing professionals every week seek help from Cavell Nurses’ Trust, with a total of 3,300 approaching the charity in 2018.

Of the people Cavell Nurses’ Trust helped in the last year:

  • 91 per cent said the support positively affected their mental health
  • 83 per cent said the support they received positively affected their physical health
  • 76 per cent said the support they received helped them get back to, or stay in, work

The Trust’s ‘Working with’ programme members are provided with tools which allow them to demonstrate their commitment to the wellbeing of nursing professionals and increase awareness of the support available through Cavell Nurses’ Trust. Members also receive tickets to special events taking place across the UK, as well as early access to research on nursing hardship and campaign previews.

At the event, Arthur Rank’s HR Director Gemma Manning commented:

“We are incredibly excited to be the first hospice to work with Cavell Nurses’ Trust. Our nursing colleagues provide outstanding care to our patients on a daily basis, but we are aware that there are times when they may also need support and guidance on a range of personal issues, from ill health to financial concerns.”

Chief Executive of Cavell Nurses’ Trust, John Orchard, commented:

“I’m delighted to welcome Arthur Rank Hospice Charity to the ‘Working with’ programme. Through our partnership we will be able to highlight the importance of supporting the welfare of the nursing professionals that the UK relies on.”

For more information visit Arthur Rank Hospice Charity