Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust

Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust

Description

The Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust provides life enhancing grants to help people of all ages in need who are ill, convalescent or disabled. These grants are used to provide medical and household aids to alleviate sickness and make a huge difference to people’s ability to manage at home and live as independently as possible.


Eligibility Criteria

People of all ages who are sick, in poor health or disabled and require medical items and services to improve their quality of life.

Individuals cannot apply directly for funding. Applications need to be made by a  ‘Caseworker’.
The ‘Caseworker’ can be:

  • employed by statutory health, social care or advice services-e.g., a Specialist Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Social Worker.
    • Professional workers from charities that provide a health, social care, welfare or advice service.
    • Citizens Advice workers.

Professional workers from Tenancy Support, Care and Repair organisations and Housing Association


Availability

Currently considering all requests for funding for people of all ages who are sick, in poor health or disabled and require medical items and services to improve their quality of life. Grants will be considered for Medical aids such as Nebulisers and Tens machines, Riser/recliner chairs, Manual and Electric wheelchairs, Standing Wheelchairs, Specialist buggies and push chairs, Car seats, Car harness, Wheelchair Power Packs, Therapeutic Exercise Machines, Scooters under very special circumstances, Orthopaedic mattresses, Washing machines, Tumble dryers, Mobile hoists, Sensory equipment, Communication aids, Specialist software, Computers, Reading Aids, Magnifiers, Refrigerators for essential drug storage, Secure drug cabinets, Convalescent and Respite breaks, Specialist mobile phones and telephone installation.


How to Apply

Details of how to apply for this fund can be found on their website:

Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust

Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Hamilton

Ground Floor Left
Princes Gate
60 Castle Street
Hamilton
ML3 6BU

Monday - Friday:
9:00am to 4:30pm

Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Airdrie

Airdrie Locality Support Services
92 Hallcraig Street
Airdrie
ML6 6AW

Monday - Friday:
9:00am to 4:30pm