REDDITCH based charity Cavell Nurses’ Trust has launched a pioneering programme to help "get nurses back on their feet".

The charity has today launched a membership programme to help organisations who value the huge contribution that nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants make to UK society to play their part in supporting a long-term safety net for these professionals when they’re facing crisis.

The launch of the programme, called Working with, comes at a time when the national charity is striving to meet a huge increase in calls for help.

The trust supports UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship.

John Orchard, chief executive at Cavell Nurses’ Trust, said: “At some point in our lives we’ll all need care. This is true for our proud caring professionals too and you can’t read the news without hearing mention of the struggles nursing professionals are facing.

“Working with members are standing together to get nurses back on their feet.

"This is vital to organisations which rely on nurses to function and because nurses do so much for us all it’s vital for society too. I’m excited to be talking to organisations who want to pitch in and become founder members.”

Benefits of the programme include digital tools to promote members’ commitments to improving nurses’ wellbeing, action pack materials to help staff access support when they need it most and supporting a long term safety net for UK nurses.

Organisations which employ nursing professionals, count them as customers or service users, or which simply care about nurses’ wellbeing can find out more via