WE ARE HERE TO HELP
The 1930 Fund For District Nurses
We are proud to have been supporting Community Nurses for more than 90 years. In that time, we have helped generations of nurses, both working and retired, by offering advice and financial assistance. We are now concerned that the Covid-19 pandemic has hugely increased the need for our services.
Community Nurses are on the front line in the fight against the virus and the whole nation is grateful to them. However, many of our nurses and their families have paid a high price for their dedication.
Whether it is a result of physical or mental illness, a number of nurses are likely to be unable to work as a consequence of Covid-19. With this in mind we are asking any Community Nurses in financial need to contact us as soon as possible. If you know of any nurses who are struggling, please put them in touch with us and we will do our best to help.
We are committed to supporting community nurses, district nurses, community psychiatric nurses, community midwives, health visitors and school nurses. Recently, we have set aside a portion of our funds to meet the particular challenges posed by Coronavirus. Unfortunately, our funds are limited and the challenge we face is a big one so we are always grateful for donations.
Whether you are a nurse looking for support or a donor who would like to make a contribution, please get in touch.
Who we can help
Specialist Community Nurses
How we can help
If you find yourself in difficulties because of ill health, bereavement, family breakdown, unemployment or loneliness please call us. We also offer a Telephone Befriending Service to nurses who are feeling isolated or lonely.
Julie had been a community nurse for 20 years until she was disabled by Multiple Sclerosis. She is no longer able to do the work she loved and cannot leave the house without help. She now survives on universal credit and is struggling to make ends meet. When Julie called the 1930 Fund for District Nurses, her declining mobility meant she urgently needed to improve her bathroom.
Fortunately, we were able to award her a grant towards the essential bathroom upgrade and provide her with a list of other agencies that might be able to offer additional support. Julie is now in regular contact with us through our Telephone Befriending Service. She knows that in good times and bad she will always find somebody who cares at the 1930 Fund for District Nurses.
Sarah is a Community Paediatric Nurse who was forced to leave her home after suffering domestic abuse. She moved into unfurnished accommodation and struggled financially for more than a year. When she returned to work as a single parent with a 10-month-old baby she was suddenly faced with two urgent and unaffordable priorities. Sarah needed to replace her broken washing machine and buy a new car seat for her baby’s journey to and from the nursery. At this crisis point she contacted the 1930 Fund for District Nurses. We were able to provide a grant for both items and now keep in touch with her through our Telephone Befriending Service.
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6 Trull Farm Buildings · Tetbury · GL8 8SQ
Tel: 01285 841904
Registered Charity Number: 208312